Thursday, 23 August 2012

بدھ مت دہشتگردوں نے برما میں نماز پر پابندی لگا دی

بدھ مت دہشتگردوں نے برما میں نماز پر پابندی لگا دی

رپورٹ ۔ احوال ڈوٹ نیٹ
مسلمانوں اور آزمایشوں کا ہمیشہ سے چولی دامن کا ساتھ رہا ہے۔ کسی ایک جگہ سے اچھی خبر آتی ہے تو دوسری جگہ سے روح تک چھلنی کرنے والے حالات سامنے آ جاتے ہیں۔ تازہ ترین آزمایش برما کے ان مسلمانوں پر آئی ہے جو مغربی ریاست راکین کے باشندے ہیں۔ برما حکومت نے بھی اب مجبوراً تسلیم کیا ہے کہ مئی کے آخر سے پُرتشدد حملوں کے باعث کم سے کم ۷۸ مسلمان جاں بحق ہو چکے ہیں۔ مصر کی عرب ویب سائٹ المحیط کے مطابق برما کے ۴۰ لاکھ سے زائد مسلمان اس رمضان المبارک کا استقبال کرنے سے ہی محروم رہے۔ انھیں صرف اپنی جان و مال کا نہیں آبرو لٹنے کا بھی خوف لاحق ہے۔’’بدھ مت‘‘ کے حوالے سے ہم سب بڑا سافٹ سا تاثر رکھتے ہیں۔ سر مونڈے، گیردے کپڑے پہنے اپنے کام سے کام رکھنے والے لوگ جو لڑائی جھگڑے پر یقین نہیں رکھتے۔ برما میں ’’ماگ‘‘ کے اراکین نے سارا تاثر ہی بدل کر رکھ دیا ہے۔ ’’ماگ‘‘ بدھ بھکشوئوں کی وہ تنطیم ہے جو بنیادی طور پر بدھ دہشت گردوں پر مشتمل ہے۔ سرکاری فوج ان کی پشت پناہی کرتی ہے اور اس سال برما کے مسلمان رمضان اس حالت میں منا رہے ہیں کہ ان کی ۳۰۰ سے زائد مساجد بند کر دی گئی ہیں۔ نمازِعشاء کے لیے گھر سے نکلنے اور کسی جگہ جمع ہونے پر قانوناً پابندی لگا دی گئی ہے اگر کسی جگہ شک پڑ جائے تو ماگ اور فوج کے لوگ مل کر جاتے ہیں اور ان نمازیوں کو اٹھا لاتے ہیں۔ ان میں سے کسی کو واپس جانا نصیب نہیں ہوتا۔بازاروں میں مسلمانوں کے لیے جانا اور سودا خریدنا ایک خواب کی طرح لگتا ہے۔ بازاروں میں مسلمانوں کی جلی ہوئی دکانیں بے بسی کی کہانی سُناتی ہیں۔ المحیط کے مطابق ۳ جون سے اب تک ماگ کے حملوں سے ۲۰ ہزار سے زائد مسلمان جاں بحق ہو چکے ہیں۔ ۵ ہزار نوجوان اغوا کر لیے گئے ہیں جن کی واپسی کی امید نہیں ہے۔ ۶ ہزار سے زائد عورتوں اور بچیوں کو ان بدھوں کے مکروہ ترین روپ سے واسطہ پڑا جب ان کی عزتیں لوٹ لی گئیں۔۹۰ ہزار لوگ بے گھر ہو چکے ہیں۔ الجزیرہ ٹی وی کے مطابق برما کے صدر تھین سین نے مسلمانوں کو کھلے عام لفظوں میں کہا ہے کہ برما چھوڑ دو یا مہاجر بستیوں میں چلے جائو۔ تم برما کے شہری نہیں ہو۔ رپورٹ کے مطابق برمی حکومت نے حتمی فیصلہ کرلیا ہے کہ ملک سے ہر حالت میں مسلمانوں کو نکال باہر کرنا ہے۔ظلم و زیادتی کا یہ سلسلہ ۱۹۴۱ء سے شروع ہوا جب ایک لاکھ کے قریب مسلمانوں کو ۱۹۴۲ء تک تہ تیغ کردیا گیا۔ ۱۹۷۸ء میں پھر ۳ لاکھ مسلمانوں کو بنگلہ دیش دھکیل دیا گیا جہاں آج تک وہ کیمپوں میں پڑے ہیں۔ ۱۹۹۲ء میں پھر ایسے ایک آپریشن میں ۳۰ ہزار مسلمانوں کو برما سے نکال دیا گیا۔ راکھتی (اراکان) کے علاقے میں بسنے والے مسلمان بے حد غیرمنصفانہ حکومتی قوانین کا جبر سہ رہے ہیں۔ ان کے مرد ۳۰ سال سے پہلے شادی نہیں کر سکتے، اعلیٰ تعلیم حاصل نہیں کر سکتے، ملک میں کہیں آ جا نہیں سکتے، زمین خرید نہیں سکتے، نوکری نہیں کر سکتے۔، فوج ان کو اکثر جبری مشقت کے لیے اٹھا کر لے جاتی ہے۔ترکی نے مذمت کے ساتھ ساتھ اقوامِ متحدہ سے اس معاملے میں کردار ادا کرنے کو کہا اور ’’ماگ‘‘ کی دہشت گردی کی طرف متوجہ کیا ہے۔ جامعہ الازہر نے پوری دنیا میں برما کے سفارت خانوں کے گھیرائو کا کہا ہے تاکہ برما حکومت دبائو محسوس کرے ۔ زیادہ افسوس ناک بات یہ ہے کہ حسینہ معین کی بنگلہ حکومت نے اس مشکل وقت میں نہ صرف سرحدیں بند کر دیں بلکہ ملک میں ان مظلوم بری مسلم مہاجرین کے داخلے پر سخت پابندی لگا دی ہے حالانکہ وہ اقوامِ متحدہ کے ادارے متاثرین کی خوراک، علاج اور رہائش کا انتظام کر رہے تھے۔ ان حالات میں کافی متاثرین تھائی لینڈ جانے میں کامیاب ہو گئے ہیں۔برما کی حکومت کا کہنا ہے کہ رونیگیا نسل کے مسلمان تکنیکی لحاظ سے غیرقانونی تارکین وطن ہیں اور ان کا اصل وطن بنگلہ دیش ہے۔ اس لیے ہم ان کو شہریت نہیں دیتے۔ بدھ بھکشوئوں کا یہ خوفناک روپ دنیا نے پہلی بار دیکھا ہے کہ وہ انسانوں کو گاجر مولی کی طرح کاٹتے پھرتے ہیں۔ عورتوں کی بے حرمتی کو اپنے لیے روا جانتے ہیں۔ ان کے تشدد نے مسلمانوں کو ایک قابل رحم اقلیت بنا ڈالا ہے۔ ایمنسٹی انٹرنیشنل نے برما کی سیکورٹی فورسز کو اس قتل عام کا حصہ دار بتایا ہے۔ پاکستان میں پچھلے دنوں دفاع کونسل کے پلیٹ فارم سے اس قتل عام کے خلاف مظاہرے کیے گئے مگر ابھی تک مغربی دنیا خاموش ہے۔ مغربی میڈیا بھی اس انسانی ایشو کو چھیڑنے سے کترا رہا ہے کہ بدقسمتی سے متاثرین کا تعلق مسلمانوں سے ہے۔

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

US drone strike kills five in North Waziristan

US drone strike kills five in North Waziristan

ISLAMABAD: An unmanned American aircraft fired missiles at a vehicle in a Pakistani tribal area bordering Afghanistan Tuesday, killing five suspected militants and injuring two, Pakistani intelligence officials said.    
The strike was part of a spike in American drone attacks, which have drawn official Pakistani criticism in the past. The spurt of drone action threatened to add tensions to relations between the two allies, just as they appeared to be improving.
The latest drone strike came near Shnakhura village in North Waziristan, two officials said. They said the area of the drone attacks is dominated by anti-US militant commander Hafiz Gul Bahadur.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief reporters.    Bahadur’s group is known for frequent attacks on US troops in Afghanistan, but generally it does not carry out operations inside Pakistan.
Several recent drone strikes have killed militants affiliated with Bahadur’s group. Tuesday’s was the third drone attack in North Waziristan within three days. On Sunday, drone-fired missiles killed 10 suspected militants in two strikes 12 hours apart.
The covert CIA drone program has drawn strong criticism in Pakistan. Pakistani officials charge such strikes violate their country’s sovereignty. Many Pakistanis complain that the strikes kill innocent civilians.

 

Saturday, 11 August 2012

US must seal border for Waziristan push: Pakistani official

US must seal border for Waziristan push: Pakistani official

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has told Washington that US forces must seal the Afghan border in the event of any offensive against the Al Qaeda-linked Haqqani network in North Waziristan, an official said Saturday.
The Haqqanis, blamed for some of the deadliest attacks in Afghanistan and whose leaders are believed to be based in the Pakistani tribal district, is one of the thorniest issues between Islamabad and Washington.
“The Americans have been repeatedly told that they will have to seal off the border on the Afghan side whenever an operation is launched in North Waziristan,” a senior Pakistani security official told AFP.
Without protecting the porous, mountainous border, militants would simply escape into Afghanistan, where Pakistan has no writ, the official explained.
He claimed that Americans have “never been encouraging on this point” and accused them of failing to seal the border when operations were planned twice before in North Waziristan.
On August 3, The Wall Street Journal reported that Pakistani and US officials were considering joint counter-terrorism campaigns in Afghanistan and Pakistan against the Haqqanis and Taliban fighters who attack Pakistan.
The paper said the campaigns would mark an upturn in cooperation after more than a year of rancorous relations and stamp out major threats facing each country.
Pakistani officials later denied any agreement with the United States for a joint operation in North Waziristan, and said “routine” actions on each side of the border “should not be mistaken for ‘joint operations’”.

Firing causes panic in Karachi Youm-e-Ali procession

Firing causes panic in Karachi Youm-e-Ali procession

 DawnNews reported.

KARACHI:  Gun shots were heard Friday evening near Karachi’s Bolton market area where the Youm-e-Ali procession was supposed to pass through,
According to reports, the crowd panicked after hearing the gunshots.
Speaking to a private TV channel, Commissioner Karachi Roshan Sheikh said that a group of people who were at the entry point of the procession opened fire on the security forces.
Responding to the attack, the Rangers resorted to aerial firing, the Commissioner added.
It is reported that two people had been injured.
A large number of mourners of the procession started to protest against the firing. Protesters caused damage to public property and police vehicles.
The organiser of the procession, Shabbir Zaidi, said ” the aerial firing created panic situation in the procession.”
“The bullets were fired neither by the mourners nor by the security forces, he claimed. Adding that, “situation is now under control.”
Youm-e-Ali is observed every year on 21st of Ramazan to mourn the martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Ali (RA). Processions are taken out throughout the country.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Shab-e-Zarbat (19th of Mah e Ramzan) or Night of attack on Imam Ali (as) at Kufa Mosque

Shab-e-Zarbat (19th of Mah e Ramzan) or Night of attack on Imam Ali (as) at Kufa Mosque

 from  ezsoftech.com
The commander of faithful, the father of eloquence, the caretaker of the orphans, the shelter of the needy and the perfect of all humans after Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw). Born in the House of Allah, Holy Kaaba, and martryed in the House of Allah, Masjid-e-Kufa. He died on the 21st day of Ramadan 40 A.H. and buried in Najaf al-Ashraf (Iraq).

On the eve of the martyrdom of Imam Ali (as) we take this opportunity to extend our heartiest condolences to Imam of the time, Imam Mahdi (as) and the Muslim world. Oh Allah (SWT) help us live the life of Imam Ali (as)!
Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (as) had prophesied his departure from this world several days before hand, and on the day of his martyrdom he mysteriously desired his sons Imam Hasan and Imam Hussain (as) to offer their morning prayers in the house and not to accompany him as they usually did to the mosque of Kufa. When Imam Ali (as) was leaving his abode, the household birds began making a great noise and when one of Imam Ali's servants attempted to quieted them, Imam Ali (as) said, "Leave them alone, for their cries are only lamentations foreboding my death."
On the 19th of the month of Holy Ramadan (Mah e Ramzan) of the year 40 A.H, Imam Ali (pbuh) came to the mosque in Kufa for his morning prayers. Imam Ali (pbuh) gave the call for prayer (Azaan) and became engaged in leading the congregation. Abd-al-Rahman ibn Muljam pretending to pray, stood just behind Imam Ali (pbuh), and when Imam Ali (pbuh) was in a state of prostration, Abd-al-Rahman ibn Muljam dealt a heavy stroke with his sword, inflicting a deep wound on Imam Ali's (pbuh) head.
This was the time when Imam Ali (as) uttered his famous words : "Fuzto warab-il-Kaaba" - "By the Rab of Kaaba, I am successful".

Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) had prophesied the assassination of Imam Ali (pbuh) and his issues. Regarding Imam Ali (pbuh) Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) had said, "O Ali! I see before my eyes thy beard dyed with the blood of thy forehead."
They assassinated Imam Ali (pbuh) at his finest time - the hour of standing before Allah, the Exalted, during a prayer of submission, in the best of days, while fasting during the month of Ramadan (Mah e Ramzan); during the most glorious Islamic duties, while preparing to wage jihad, and in the highest and most pure divine places, the Mosque of Kufa.
May joy be to Amir al-Muminin Imam Ali bin Abi Talib (pbuh) and a blessed afterlife!
The crime of assassinating Imam Ali (pbuh) remains one of the most cruel, brutal and hideous, because it was not committed against one man, but against the whole rational Islamic leadership. By assassinating Imam Ali (pbuh), they actually aimed at assassinating the message, the history, the culture and the nation of Muslims embodied in the person of Imam Ali bin Abi Talib (pbuh). In doing so, the Islamic nation lost its guide of progress, and at the most wondrous opportunity in its life after the Holy Prophet (pbuh).

Imam Ali (pbuh) suffered from his wound for three days, and He (pbuh) passed away on 21st of the month of Ramadan (Mah e Ramzan) at an age of 63 years.
During these three days, he (pbuh) entrusted his son, Imam Hasan (pbuh) with the Imamate of guiding the nation ideologically and socially. During those three days, as during all his life, he never ceased remembering Allah, praising Him, and accepting Him and His ordinance.
Likewise, he continued giving pieces of advice and directions leading to good, pointing to the right, defining the way to guidance, explaining the course for deliverance, calling for the observance of Allah's ordinances, and warning against following one's ill desires and set-backs from not carrying out the divine message.
The following is one piece of advice offered to his sons, Imam Hasan (pbuh) and Imam Hussain (pbuh), as well as to his people, the nation and coming generations:
"I advise you to fear Allah, and not to run after (the pleasure of) the world, even if it may run after you. Do not be sorry for anything from it which you have been denied. Say the truth and act for (Allah's) reward. Be an enemy of the oppressor, and be a helper of the oppressed."
"I advise you, my children, my household and all those who may receive my message, to fear Allah, to arrange your affairs well, to maintain good relations among yourselves, for I have heard your grandfather (pbuh) saying: 'Good relations are better than prayer and fasting in general.'"
"(Fear) Allah when handling matters of orphans. Do not let them starve, nor allow them to be lost as long as you are there."
"(Fear) Allah in respect to your neighbors, for they were the trust of your Prophet (pbuh). He went on asking us to take care of them, so much that we thought he would make them heirs (of our heritage)."
"(Fear) Allah in respect to the Holy Quran, (take care that) no one may excel you in following its tenets."

 "(Fear) Allah in respect to prayer, as it is the pillar of your religion."
"(Fear) Allah in respect to your Lord's House (Kaaba), do not forsake it so long as you live, because if you do you will not be looked upon with respect."
"(Fear) Allah in respect to Jihad, fight with your wealth, your lives and your tongues, in the way of Allah."
"Have mutual liaison and give-and-take. Beware of turning your faces from, and of renouncing, one another. Do not abandon bidding good and forbidding evil, lest vicious people may overrule you, and then in such a case, your invocations will not be responded to (by Allah)."
Then he said: "O, Banu Abdul Muttalib, certainly I do not want you to wade through the blood of the Muslims, crying: Amir al-Muminin was murdered. You certainly kill for me no one but my killer."
"Wait till I die by this stroke of him (Abd-al-Rahman ibn Muljam), then strike a single stroke against him, and do not disfigure his body, for I had heard the Holy Prophet (pbuh) saying: 'Avoid mayhem even with a rabid dog.'"
Such was the heroic end of this great man! The loss to the Mission and the nation was the gravest after the loss of the Holy Prophet (pbuh).
By the death of Imam Ali (pbuh) the nation lost:
A heroism that had become the song of the time;
A courageous history that has never dreamt of its like;
A wisdom no one can fathom, save Allah;
A purity, the like of which was only in the prophets;
An abstinence from the pleasures of life that could be attained only by the nearest to Allah;
An eloquence such as to be the echo of Book; and
A jurisprudence, and a thorough knowledge of the laws of religion, that made him the 'gateway of the city' of the Prophet's knowledge, and the authority to whom the Islamic nation referred in all its affairs.
Peace be upon Amir al-Muminin the day he was born, the day he was martyred on his altar, and the day he shall be raised alive.
Praise be to Allah, Lord of the worlds.

 

Medal Table olympic 2012, USA on top

Medal Table olympic 2012, USA on top

 

Medal Table

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PSO becomes Pakistan’s first trillion rupee company

PSO becomes Pakistan’s first trillion rupee company

KARACHI: Board of Management of Pakistan State Oil (PSO) meeting Thursday at Karachi reviewed performance for year ended June 30, 2012, in which it achieved a major milestone by becoming Pakistan’s first company with revenues exceeding a trillion rupees.
For the year ended June 30, 2012, PSO’s revenue exceeded Rs1,199 billion as compared to Rs 975 billion in FY11, representing 23 per cent growth.
It announced after tax earnings of Rs9.06 billion in FY12 as compared to Rs14.78 billion in last year.
Profitability was severely impacted by rapid devaluation of Pak rupee along with reduction in inventory gains. These losses absorbed improvement in margins of Furnace Oil and HSD along with recovery of financial income from power sector.
Earnings in FY12 are lower as compared to FY11 due to a deferred tax adjustment made in previous year amounting to Rs2.29 billion which had resulted from reinstatement of rate of turnover tax by tax authorities.
Further, financial cost resulting from accumulation of highest ever receivables continue to constrain both profitability and liquidity of PSO.
In period under review, industry’s volumes for Black Oil reduced by 8 per cent, whereas, White Oil grew by 4 per cent reflecting increase in PMG consumption of 22 per cent while a decline of 1 per cent was recorded in HSD demand.
In spite of reduction in market size of HSD, PSO has been able to increase its market share from 54.9 per cent to 56 per cent. It also continued its overall domination of market with its share in Black Oil and White Oil segments standing at 78.1 per cent and 55.1 per cent respectively, thereby contributing to an overall market share of 65.4 per cent.
Based on this performance, the company’s Board declared a final cash dividend of Rs2.5 per share in addition to already paid interim dividend of Rs3 per share.
It was also decided that the company will issue 20 per cent bonus share for year ended June 30, 2012.
Over the past year, PSO introduced latest, technologically advanced and state-of-art anti-counterfeit solution with each retail size pack of lubricants called Secure Code.
An awareness campaign was also launched to raise mass understanding of this unique feature.
Board Members, while expressing confidence in PSO management showed increasing concern over rising balance of receivables which stand at Rs237 billion as on August 9, 2012.
This creates acute financial crunch on company as it struggles to meet its international and local obligations. It was noted this situation is not sustainable and presents a significant risk to PSO’s ability to ensure availability of product.
PSO management continues to constantly pursue IPPs and government of Pakistan for recovery of its outstanding receivables, says press release of company.