JuD promises Imran Khan treat at Difa-e-Pakistan convention

Published: January 18, 2012
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“We will not let Pakistan go in to the hands of secular forces in Pakistan and that they have no attachment or relation with Pakistan.” PHOTO: NNI

“We will not let Pakistan go in to the hands of secular forces in Pakistan and that they have no attachment or relation with Pakistan.” PHOTO: NNI

MULTAN: The Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) said on Wednesday that their January 29 Difa-e-Pakistan gathering would be attended by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan,  Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Munawar Hassan  and Awami League chief Sheikh Rasheed among other religious and political party leaders. The JuD added that they had confirmed their presence for the rally.

Addressing a gathering in Multan, the JuD leadership vowed that they would not step back and demanded the political and military leadership devise their decisions and policies keeping this in mind.

JuD has been very active recently in trying to unite people for the Difa-e-Pakistan convention in Multan on January 29.

JuD added that only an nuclear capable and armed Pakistan can survive in the future and that it should be defended at every cost.

They said that conspiracies were being hatched against Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal, in the shape of declaring the country a failed or terrorist state.

‘Secular forces have no attachment to Pakistan’

Hafiz Saeed, President JuD, said “we will not let Pakistan slide into the hands of secular forces in Pakistan as they have no attachment or relation with Pakistan.”

He added that the nation had come out of its ‘slumber’ and the government too should also come out from “US slavery”.

“The drone attacks are proof that the level of loyalty of the government to the US and western powers is incomparable but at the same time, the fury of the people of Pakistan has also become immeasurable and it will sweep away the government.”

Saeed further said,“ I am happy to see the response of registration from the students, lawyers and civil society and farmers from Punjab for the biggest convention in the history of Pakistan to be held in Multan. We only want to show our hatred for the US and India through this gathering…we want them to etch it on their coffins that the nation is united and will defend the nuclear capability of Pakistan at any cost.”

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  • DB
    Jan 18, 2012 - 10:24PM

    This statement is at least true going by the actions of secular liberal leaders: ‘Secular forces have no attachment to Pakistan’

    The rest I don’t agree with the message of hate from JuD.

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  • Acorn Guts
    Jan 18, 2012 - 10:25PM

    We only want to show our hatred for the US and India through this gathering…we want them to etch it on their coffins

    JuD is a party that has no regard for teachings of Islam, the founding principles of Pakistan or the humanity at large. I cannot vote for a party that can harm Pakistan’s image on the international stage as ‘barbaric’ and ‘nation of religious fundamentalists’ any further. I am sorry but Imran Khan would lose me if he goes ahead and supports these barbarians.

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  • Jawad U Rahman
    Jan 18, 2012 - 10:29PM

    And let it be etched forever on credentials of Imran Khan what kind of people he associates with and what that means for the future of Pakistan. RIP the hopes for a better Pakistan through PTI/Imran Khan.

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  • R.A
    Jan 18, 2012 - 10:31PM

    WELL WELL WELL
    Munawar Hassan + Sh Rashid +Imran Khan
    Under the flag of JuD
    INNA LILLAHE WA INNA ALAIHE RAJEOON
    MAY ALLAH SAVE PAKISTAN
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  • xiaahmad
    Jan 18, 2012 - 10:42PM

    Let see if PTI confirms it or not
    But its a good idea for right wing votes.

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  • sam
    Jan 18, 2012 - 10:42PM

    A message of hate and intolerance that wants a perpetual state of war with our neighbours. what result can it bring but further poverty and destabilisation and the dominance of the army and security agencies, It is very sad indeed if Imran Khan associates with these people. I will not vote for him.

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  • Sarah
    Jan 18, 2012 - 10:49PM

    We only want to show our hatred for the US and India through this gathering…we want them to etch it on their coffins

    first, express tribune has a tendency to sensationalize things so i’m not going buy that this is the only aim of the convention. but yes, pakistanis need to make it crystal clear in their minds that the US and India can never be our friends. much has beens said about the Pak-US relation ship but also, if only india wasnt a constant pest we wouldn’t have had to be a military state that we are.
    second yes, they are fundamentalist muslims but that does NOT equate terrorists. JuD is one of the largest humanitarian organisations in pakistan (they help the poor and the unfortunate irrespective of the recipients’ religious beliefs) and there is absolutely no proof of their involvement in terrorist activities.
    third, pakistan is an Islamic Republic and secularism has no place in Islam. period.Recommend

  • Roflcopter
    Jan 18, 2012 - 10:59PM

    Hafiz Saeed is doing an amazing job of uniting the country. God bless him.

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  • Roflcopter
    Jan 18, 2012 - 11:01PM

    As clear from comments above, a lot of secularists are completely ignorant about JuD.

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  • Mirza
    Jan 18, 2012 - 11:01PM

    This would show the electorate and the world who is real Muslim and who are the terrorists. After folling the burgers, it is time for PTI to “expand” its rightwing foundation. Unless they come out more in support of the Jihadists they cannot out do NS and PML-N.

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  • narayana murthy
    Jan 18, 2012 - 11:12PM

    Oh by the way, NIA released a list of India’s most wanted (incidentally this week!!!) and Hafeez Saeed is the fifth person.

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  • Zoaib
    Jan 18, 2012 - 11:13PM

    LOL, looks like everyone is trying to cash in on the popularity of PTI and Imran Khan. I don’t think IK should attend any such gathering personally as it would leave a bad impression, even though the message may be noble (minus the US and India hatred i.e. Defence of Pakistan). No one should get a distorted view of what PTI stands for i.e. relations on an equal footing with every country be it the US or India. HATE is a word that does not bode well…and does not represent PTI’s ideology…

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  • Ali Wali
    Jan 18, 2012 - 11:13PM

    At least their flag shows their perception of Black and White world.

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  • Ali Hamza Khan
    Jan 18, 2012 - 11:13PM

    @Sarah
    JuD is a organisation which incites people on purposeless Jihad.What is ironic is the fact that these leaders and Ameers don’t wage war themselves-that is not being on the frontline- but rather use other people for their purposes.And girl, no country survives in this world in seclusion.These guys are preaching utter rubbish; and its sad to see IK joining their ranks.Recommend

  • Mard-e-Haq
    Jan 18, 2012 - 11:17PM

    Hafiz Saeed, President JuD, said “we will not let Pakistan slide into the hands of secular forces in Pakistan as they have no attachment or relation with Pakistan.”

    So, Imran Khan is not part of the secular forces in Pakistan??? Why is he attending this event?

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  • Roflcopter
    Jan 18, 2012 - 11:32PM

    @Mard-e-Haq, Imran Khan is not secular, he rightly said you can’t be muslim if you’re secular.

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  • Adnan
    Jan 18, 2012 - 11:37PM

    If we have friends like them then we don’t need enemies. They are enough to take us to a point of no return which in my opinion we have already crossed!!

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  • pakistani baloch
    Jan 18, 2012 - 11:41PM

    @Roflcopter: u rite nd gives nice comments

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  • Adnan
    Jan 18, 2012 - 11:41PM

    A saying in Urdu: “Mujhay Meray Doston se bachaa lo, Dushmanon se main khud nibet loonga.” It’s a pity that we have friends like them to defend our country.

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  • Pro Bono Publico
    Jan 18, 2012 - 11:42PM

    @narayana murthy:
    What about 750,000 Indian killing Muslims in Kashmir? Indian politicians are the real terrorists.Recommend

  • Tahir
    Jan 18, 2012 - 11:45PM

    @Sarah:
    In my view, “You nailed it!”

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  • adeel ahmed
    Jan 18, 2012 - 11:55PM

    I dont think Imran will attend it personally but like lahore he may send his message which will be read there.

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  • Seizure
    Jan 19, 2012 - 12:04AM

    “No! he is not going to this jalsa” Shafqat Mehmood on Twitter

    Why would he?

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  • Insomniac
    Jan 19, 2012 - 12:07AM

    If PTI and IK join these thugs, then they won’t get my vote. Period.

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  • John B
    Jan 19, 2012 - 12:09AM

    As long As JuD manifesto is alive and well, US and India can sit back and relax about their concerns on PAK. JUD will make sure PAK will self destruct.

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  • Babloo
    Jan 19, 2012 - 12:21AM

    So the new messiah ( yes Zia-Ul-Haq was also hailed as a messiah ) is going to attend the rally organized by a hate-monger ? Whats new ?Recommend

  • Talha
    Jan 19, 2012 - 12:50AM

    I am proud to be secular.

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  • Hamood
    Jan 19, 2012 - 12:51AM

    Much ado about nothing. ET and its readers are blowing steam without substance. Here is a statement from PTI on their Facebook page…
    “Imran Khan will not attend any jalsa organised by JUD. All such claims r fabrications/untrue”. – Mr. Shafqat Mahmood CIS-PTI

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  • faraz
    Jan 19, 2012 - 12:52AM

    Imran will attend rally of an organization banned by the United Nations to get votes of some lunatics. Has he gone mad?

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  • Ali
    Jan 19, 2012 - 1:14AM

    @Acorn Guts: PTI has already denied any claims:
    https://www.facebook.com/PTIOfficial/posts/10150499088324527
    I don’t know why these types of news are posted.

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  • Salman Zafar
    Jan 19, 2012 - 1:15AM

    PTI has officially denied the story…

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  • PTI-Swabi
    Jan 19, 2012 - 1:22AM

    Yes Imran Khan our Great Leader should go to JUD Jalsa and protect this beloved country with pious and religious people. Imran Khan Zindabad

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  • Peace
    Jan 19, 2012 - 1:30AM

    Again using the sentiments of paki ppl towards U.S n India and exploiting the pakistani society into extremist policies of war . . . Every1 is using exploiting policy and want to cash themselves whether it is Political parties of Mullas in the Name of Religion n Islam . . .

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  • mj
    Jan 19, 2012 - 1:41AM

    I am with JuD and PTI, lets bring Islamic Revolution and save this country. Pakistan can never survive as a secular democracy, it was created in the name of ISLAM and this is what Quaid and Iqbal wanted too ‘ A separate homeland for Muslims of sub-continent ‘. and I don’t think many people in Pakistan really want friendship with traitors like India and USA.

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  • jawwad sandhu
    Jan 19, 2012 - 2:47AM

    i know juD is sincere with pakistan n they have lov 4 pakistan… we pakistani ofcoarse hav hate for india n US..Recommend

  • Jan 19, 2012 - 2:59AM

    @narayana murthy:
    So?

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  • faisal
    Jan 19, 2012 - 3:17AM

    Mutual existance can only prevail through mutual acceptance of each other as a reality. Religious parties are also part of our society and I think IK is the best person in politics today who can reduce the communication gap between so called liberals and so called fundamentalist camps in Pakistan. We need a leader who can communicate well with Shia,Sunni,Sufi,Wahabi,Mr.​,Mullah etc in a way which they can understand. IK shouldn’t hesitate in attending this.

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  • tigerqsi
    Jan 19, 2012 - 3:25AM

    JuD is not a terrorist org, this is your enemy’s argument. Clear your minds of this misconception o my Muslims brothers, know the real conspirator against your unity. Dont pay too much heed to the western media who always maligned Pakistan.
    Imran should join hands with JuD.

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  • Zohaib khan
    Jan 19, 2012 - 3:47AM

    Whatever the case is, IK is adored by the right and left wingers!

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  • Xupiah
    Jan 19, 2012 - 4:04AM

    Btw this vangeance is all coz of drones,US slavery n against the brutal killings in Kashmir, so being an A levels student i endorse what he has said.However, I contradict his opinion regarding secular forces.

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  • gp65
    Jan 19, 2012 - 5:21AM

    @Roflcopter: “you can’t be muslim if you’re secular.”

    Wrong. You can be Muslim and secular as millions of Muslims in India are. Secular does not mean atheist or godless. It just means that you will respect people of other faiths. There is no conflict between these 2 goals.

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  • Mubashir
    Jan 19, 2012 - 5:22AM

    @Acorn Guts:
    I agree with your sentiments. Khan however is of the opinion that we can either rage an unending war on these fanatics or “integrate” them into Nation building… that seems logical as well. Don’t lose faith in Khan without trying him once, at least!

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  • gp65
    Jan 19, 2012 - 5:24AM

    @Pro Bono Publico: “750,000 Indian killing Muslims in Kashmir”

    Where are you getting these numbers from? Even Pak government claims that 47000 people have died in Indian Kashmir. This includes Indian armed forces, Hindu and Muslim civilians killed by terrorists from across the border (who by the way are NOT Kashmiri people) and ofcourse the cross-border terrorists leftover from Afghan jihad which were pushed by Pakistan into India and were killed by Indian armed forces.

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  • Zalim singh
    Jan 19, 2012 - 6:14AM

    so Imran is showing his real colour- which is a shade ugly.

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  • vasan
    Jan 19, 2012 - 6:36AM

    If Imran khan joins this terrorist mob, Pakistan’s path downhill will be very fast.

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  • dv sikka
    Jan 19, 2012 - 7:11AM

    All that remains is an annoncement from alQaeda that they endorse IK. God save Pakistan.

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  • Usman Shahid
    Jan 19, 2012 - 7:30AM

    Pakistan Tehreek-e-insaf [Offical page] at Facebook:
    Imran Khan will not attend any jalsa organised by JUD. All such claims r fabrications/untrue. – Mr. Shafqat Mahmood CIS-PTI

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  • Giri
    Jan 19, 2012 - 7:52AM

    If Imran joins JuD, he will surely be not welcomed to India again.

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  • Habib Noor
    Jan 19, 2012 - 8:06AM

    Good idea PTI should attend.

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  • anonymous
    Jan 19, 2012 - 8:24AM

    those of you who believe jud is extremist or anything like that, you need to open your eyes as soon as possible.

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  • MA
    Jan 19, 2012 - 9:04AM

    Would be a wrong move by IK if true, but I highly doubt he could do a big boo boo like this!

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  • ARF
    Jan 19, 2012 - 9:11AM

    If Imran goes to this jalsa then he shall lose mine and a lot of people’s votes

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  • antanu
    Jan 19, 2012 - 9:41AM

    Difa-e-Pakistan is a chance for all Pakistanis to unite together. It should not be missed. Great nations needs unity. Liberal and secular Pakistanis should show sincerity. Loving Pakistan shouldnt mean loving only liberal and secular Pakistan.

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  • ashok sai
    Jan 19, 2012 - 10:01AM

    “Birds of the same feather flock together” !

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  • MarkH
    Jan 19, 2012 - 10:19AM

    @Roflcopter:
    I know you just do it for the attention. However…
    “We only want to show our hatred for the US and India through this gathering…we want them to etch it on their coffins” = Terroristic threat
    Terroristic threat = terrorist

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  • Abbasi
    Jan 19, 2012 - 10:24AM

    False news.. Imran Khan is not attending

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  • MAD
    Jan 19, 2012 - 11:41AM

    PTI already denied it within a few hours of teh news spreading. IKs bigger than the JUD as it is. Their support not needed. Recommend

  • Ahad
    Jan 19, 2012 - 11:50AM

    Drones!

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  • anoni
    Jan 19, 2012 - 11:56AM

    Why hatred ? i don’t get it . Yes there policies are against the Pk intreset. But seriously why Hate. That just like saying “Either you hate or you love us ” or more like ” Either you are with US or against us” .

    If they are real leader then Hate is not the answer that will guide this nation out of this mess. Seriously i am disappointed by this religious retoric.

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  • QR
    Jan 19, 2012 - 12:28PM

    @hafizs…. he’s a terrorist!!!! a renouned one…. I just dont understand why do pakistanis support such people who proclaim being religious leaders who have been on CIA payroll and still are sheilded by them to promote jilhad….. IK is presenting himself a cool-guy around here….. deep down he’s one of them…. they should be calling this jalsa “RADICALIZE-e-PAKISTAN” rather than difa-e-pakistan….. I feel ashamed as a Pakistani that we support such a mindset…..

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  • Bilal
    Jan 19, 2012 - 1:06PM

    PTI loses my vote if a single PTI representative shows up at this crazy fundo gathering.

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  • Sikander
    Jan 19, 2012 - 1:23PM

    @Bilal: Shafqat Mehmood denied the news, just check his twitter or facebook page dude

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  • gp65
    Jan 19, 2012 - 7:44PM

    @antanu: “Difa-e-Pakistan is a chance for all Pakistanis to unite together.”
    But you used to pretend that you were an Indian? And now you want people to go to a jalsa which openly states that one of the key purpose of jalsa is to express hate for India?

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  • Roflcopter
    Jan 19, 2012 - 8:14PM

    @MarkH, lol I’m not an attention seeking troll like you. Oh and how does that equate to terror threat? Recommend

  • let there be peace
    Jan 19, 2012 - 8:51PM

    @sarah
    if only india wasnt a constant pest we wouldn’t have had to be a military state that we are

    Try to imagine a psychotic murderer goes on killing spree and when confronted says ‘if you people did not exist I wouldn’t have hated you so much and wouldn’t have had to be a murderer. It’s all your fault! (sobs)
    = Pakistani logic

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  • Tahir
    Jan 19, 2012 - 8:56PM

    @Ali Hamza Khan:
    Authority for your assertions?

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  • let there be peace
    Jan 19, 2012 - 9:01PM

    @Roflcopter:
    Imran Khan is not secular, he rightly said you can’t be muslim if you’re secular

    Very true. 1st time I recommended Roflcopter’s comment.

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  • Jan 19, 2012 - 11:07PM

    What did he say? You are not a Muslim if you are a human being. You are not a Muslim if you do not hate other religions, sects, cultures. You are not a Muslim if you make friendship with your neighbours. Our nuclear bombs are nothing before these new messiahs.

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  • Pakistani in US
    Jan 19, 2012 - 11:44PM

    @Roflcopter IK is playing a very dangerous game, and I can assure you it would backfire on him. I am not sure about all these label (secular vs. religious right or whatever) but in his many interviews to Indian/international channels, he doesn’t agree to any of the hate messages JuD subscribes to. That’s why people rightly call him confused khan as he plays his tune that suits his listeners.

    As for you, you agree with JuD (being on extreme right and the stance you take by your comments on every article), I’d say you live a contradictory life. You have a stereotypical right winger attitude. Everything around you and the life you live is brought to you by people who kept religion their personal business and therefore worked for humanity. And it’s an irony that islamic fundamentalists conveniently forgets that. Recommend

  • Iron hand
    Jan 20, 2012 - 12:13AM

    @Sarah: ‘they are fundamentalist muslims but that does NOT equate terrorists.” If the fundamentalist Muslims aren’t the terrorists, who are?

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  • FJ
    Jan 20, 2012 - 1:20AM

    @Pakistani in US: Well said, very well said!!!!

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  • Aviator
    Jan 20, 2012 - 1:30AM

    Could Imran Khan be fooling us, is he planning the Talibanisation of Pakistan via the back door?

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  • Umer
    Jan 20, 2012 - 5:15AM

    @Giri:

    If Imran joins JuD, he will surely be
    not welcomed to India again.

    Actually JuD are India’s best friend. Every time talks on Kashmir start JuD does a terrorist act that sends Kashmir issue to the background and brings the terrorism issue to the front. Nothing JuD does, does any good to Pakistan.

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  • shoaib
    Jan 20, 2012 - 9:47PM

    Imran Khan will not attend any jalsa organised by JUD. All such claims r fabrications/untrue-shafqat mehmood pti info secretary.

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  • GHURABAA
    Jan 23, 2012 - 6:34PM

    yeh JUD is a terrorist outfit….Terrorist who did the most in earthquake of 2005, those who did the best to save people in floods. They have saved and are still saving hundreds of lives in floods especially in SINDH where even our dear government hasnt botherd to do much…..Above all giving sacrifices of hundreds of young men(so called fundamentalists) for the sake of their brothers in Kashmir….If this is terrorism then yes they are terrorists, if this is extremism then yes they are extremists..All their work especially welfare is documented and even got recoignition from the UN!!!!…wake up ppl, these men are men of honour they didnt even harm a single pakistani..they are not responsible for even a single innocents life!!!..its time for unity..show your unity for a better Pakistan..a Pakistan a frontier of Muslims from all over the world……Pakistan is meant for Islam..NOT FOR SECULERISM…..!!!!!!

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  • Ashraf P
    Feb 4, 2012 - 8:00PM

    Pakistan must be the only place in the universe where the word “secular” is considered a bad word. A ‘secular’ nation is one that accepts all religions – NOT at the expense of any. But you don’t expect people like Hafiz to understand that.

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