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BASHIR BILOUR SHAHEED – THE LATEST & LAST WAKE UP CALL

The Civil Society organizations, including Insani Huqooq Ittehad, and several other coalitions, NGOs, human rights activists, think tanks, researchers and academicians express our outrage, grief and sorrow at the assassination of Bashir Bilour Shaheed, in yet another targeted killing atrocity by the Taliban in Peshawar today.

Pakistan has lost yet another brave fighter for progressive thought and ideology, who knew he was targeted and yet did not knuckle under or give up his political activities with his party, the ANP, or with the wider movements for rights-based education, peace and conflict resolution.  His personal courage and fearless speech was exemplary, and admirable in the age of fear, expediency and compromise. We salute him and pay tribute to his courage – may his soul rest in peace.

Civil Society demands that the Federal and all Provincial Governments and Political Parties see this senseless killing as yet another WAKE UP CALL.  We strongly condemn the fact that the continuing Taliban attacks in FATA (2001-12), Malakand (2007-09), the bombings and suicide attacks on Meena Bazaar & Moon Market, Parade Lane mosque, Marriott and Sheraton, GHQ, Mehran, Kamra, Badhaber, Malala Yusufzai, Salman Taseer, Shahbaz Bhatti (to name just a few of the ongoing atrocities) were not considered enough of a wake up call by the Establishment and those in political and legislative power, as well as the overwhelmingly conservative sections of the print and electronic media.

We demand that Bashir Bilour Shaheed’s martyrdom should now become the FINAL TIPPING POINT, and a GALVANIZING POINT for the entire nation to rise as one to raise our hands and voices in a unanimous and loud “NO”.

We say NO to the Taliban (both Pakistani and Afghan) and all their brothers and cousins from Pakistan and beyond.  NO to the ridiculous US-exported ideology of “Good” vs. “Bad” Taliban, adopted in toto by both Pakistani and Afghan Establishments.  NO to the outdated, short-sighted and counter-productive military concepts and strategies of seeing the Taliban in power in Afghanistan as Pakistan’s military “assets” and “strategic depth”.  NO to remaining in a continuing state of external and internal war, terrorism, and insecurity.  NO to being a country in conflict.  NO to providing space for proxy wars being fought on our soil by USA, Saudi Arabia, Gulf States and Iran.  NO to being a rentier state – in both economic and ideological terms.  NO to being a poverty-stricken and a hunger-stricken nation.  NO to being a militarized state which is proud of being a nuclear power, but whose people are poor, hungry, unemployed, without their basic minimum needs of food, clothing, shelter and livelihood, and without gas, electricity or water available to the vast majority.  A final NO to being a house divided.

We demand of our Government and our Armed Forces and our myriad Intelligence Agencies and all our Political Parties:  Let us resolve that Bashir Bilour Shaheed’s blood be the LAST drop of blood to be shed in a war on our soil, but not of our making, by inhuman men, groups and ideologies not of our creation, for objectives not in our interest, for goals which are against our very existence and survival as a country. Let us no longer be a house divided and ourselves bent on committing collective suicide.  WE WANT A PAKISTAN FREE OF THIS FOREIGN, IMPORTED SO-CALLED “ISLAMIC IDEOLOGY”.  WE WANT TO LEAVE A PEACEFUL PAKISTAN FOR OUR CHILDREN.  WE WANT TO LIVE.

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11 Responses to "BASHIR BILOUR SHAHEED – THE LATEST & LAST WAKE UP CALL"

  1. civil war United States Safari Mac OS says:

    You wan’t Secular Democracy yet you use Islamic code words like SHAHEED and Martyrdom.

    “he LAST drop of blood to be shed in a war on our soil, but not of our making,”

    If he died for your religion than you are fighting a CIVIL WAR whether you call it or not.
    You have no choice.
    You may not be fighting for GOOD and EVIL but you are
    fighting so called BETTER MUSLIMS with superior knowledge of religious matter than you.

  2. Sardar KHAN United Kingdom Internet Explorer Windows says:

    Do you think a secular Pakistan is better than Islamic one?If your answer is,yes,then in my view,you are wrong.It will not solve the problems we are facing.Only solution to our problems is complete following of Islam in words and actions.By fallowing true Islam is the only solution to get rid of corruption,selfishness,greed,hurting /killing innocent people and blindly fallowing terrorist american government’s orders.It will be a good start and as soon as a just laws of Islamic sharia will be fallowed a just soceity as in the days of early period of our history shows,we will become a reality,will lead to just farm of government acceptable to the whole nation and not for the few corrupt leaders as we have ruling us.

  3. Khan United States Google Chrome Windows says:

    //…We say NO to the Taliban (both Pakistani and Afghan) and all their brothers and cousins from Pakistan and beyond. NO to the ridiculous US-exported ideology of “Good” vs. “Bad” Taliban, adopted in toto by both Pakistani and Afghan Establishments. NO to the outdated, short-sighted and counter-productive military concepts and strategies of seeing the Taliban in power in Afghanistan as Pakistan’s military “assets” and “strategic depth”. NO to remaining in a continuing state of external and internal war, terrorism, and insecurity. NO to being a country in conflict. NO to providing space for proxy wars being fought on our soil by USA, Saudi Arabia, Gulf States and Iran. NO to being a rentier state – in both economic and ideological terms. NO to being a poverty-stricken and a hunger-stricken nation. NO to being a militarized state which is proud of being a nuclear power, but whose people are poor, hungry, unemployed, without their basic minimum needs of food, clothing, shelter and livelihood, and without gas, electricity or water available to the vast majority. A final NO to being a house divided…//
    .
    …and we also say NO to State Religion, and to the defamation of Religion brought about by involving it in politics.

  4. u wa me do Pakistan Mozilla Firefox Ubuntu Linux says:

    Pakistan has two choices now : either die at the hands of Mullaism or crush Mullaism. This war has gone too far now. Some claim that the total number of Pakistanis killed by the mullahs is 40,000. Some even suggest up to 60,000. If we sit idle like lepers, this number will only soar. Pakistan needs to ban the participation of all brands of mullahs, good and bad, from politics. We will have to get rid of this stupid concept of a State Religion. This stupidity has cost us much too much. We can’t afford any more. Pakistan will have to literally blow up every single madrassah from Khyber to Karachi or be prepared to be blown up itself.

  5. Rex Minor Germany Google Chrome Windows says:

    u do,

    Good work. Time is running out and the waiting list is getting large que is very large. Make sure that your name gets listed.

    Rex Minor

  6. Rex Minor Germany Google Chrome Windows says:

    No Khan,

    Tell us what will please to say Yes. Your last wish will be met.

    Rex Minor

  7. MilesToGo United States Safari Mac OS says:

    now is the best time to implement true islam.

  8. Rex Minor Germany Google Chrome Windows says:

    MTg,
    Now you have got it; but this No khan and U do are stll around looking for a free ride to heavens. At the end only the truth shall survive. This is not the time for revolutions or martyrdoms, but for the choosen one to lead and not follow, resist and not appease, confront and not fear the evil and to win not loose against the infidel. And those who are the one for this task are the true warriors of our times who have come of age in the 21st century. The long awaited messiha shall then make haste on the footsteps of the choosen warriors, to save the humantity.

    Rex Minor

  9. Rex Minor Germany Google Chrome Windows says:

    PS
    sorry for the spell in Humanity.

  10. Milestogo United States Safari iPhone says:

    ZanuJerman

    I agree with you – Mahdi will be landing any time now…

  11. Rex Minor Germany Google Chrome Windows says:

    MTG,

    Ay time is relative and could mean centuries and milleniums. And God created the world in six days but who says if the day had at the time 24 hours? Only God alone knows the arrival time of the Mehdi!

    Rex Minor

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