Tortured & Terrorized but not silenced – Munir A Malik speaks

http://karachi.metblogs.com/archives/images/2007/11/novmb/free-muneer-malik%5B1%5D-thumb.jpgMunir A Malik, most prominent lawyer from Karachi recently appeared after disappearing from scene for a while, most probably kidnapped by Intelligence agencies. He , unlike Kurd is quite soft spoken but that doesn’t mean his resolve is broken. We saw him appearing on media quite frequently after March 9. His respect elevated him to the president of Supreme Court Bar Association in 2006. He was also attacked by some unidentified (really ?) persons few months back. Here is the interview he gave to DAWN TV shared by TM.
[image : Teeth.com.pk]

66 Comments so far

  1. Red_Munk!! (unregistered) on November 30th, 2007 @ 1:50 pm

    @ MB: So you DID moderate the comments??……. Really?

    @ JS: Agreed. When ever India talks about reconciliation they talk about ‘Akhand Bharat’. Every Paki in love with the idea tends to forget that if not for a seperate country, they would have been sweepers in India.


  2. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on November 30th, 2007 @ 2:34 pm

    @ALL

    The Generation of 70’s & 80’s is not reading history & civics which WAS part of our curriculam at schools till 1989.

    how many here know the CORRECT verion of 1857 war of independence that was the seed which rooted and become a reality 90 years later in shape of Pakistan.

    Non-biased history is in the archieves of British library in paper format, some of it is also in the US library of congress in paper format.

    The e-format is distorted and been manipulated altogether at the whine & whim of enemy of Pakistan, & enemy of muslims.


  3. king_faisal (unregistered) on November 30th, 2007 @ 5:15 pm

    rather long but for those interested, the link provides very detailed information on how russia and kgb used groups inside pak to destabalise pak. also couple of years back, an intelligence website published an interview by couple of ex-kgb agents in which the agents talked about the rise in terrorism in baluchistan. essentially russians had created terrorism infrastructure which became dormant after russian withdrawl from afghanistan. over the last couple of years, that infrastructure is being revived.

    note that wilson centre is an institution linked to u.s. govt:

    http://www.wilsoncenter.org/index.cfm?topic_id=1409&fuseaction=va2.document&identifier=3FF29963-ABFA-30E0-344EE1596C121EDF&sort=Collection&item=Soviet%20Invasion%20of%20Afghanistan

    …Through KGB SCD [Second Chief Directorate] assets, a warning is to be conveyed to the Pakistan Mission in Moscow to the effect that if a sensible line does not prevail in [Pakistani leader] Zia-ul Haq’s political course, and Pakistan agrees under pressure from the US and China to turn its territory into a base for permanent armed struggle against Afghanistan, the Oriental Studies Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences will be instructed to study ways of exploiting the Baluchi(1) and Pushtun(2) movements in Pakistan, as well as internal opposition to the country’s military regime, in the interests of the security of the frontiers of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan (DRA).


  4. king_faisal (unregistered) on November 30th, 2007 @ 5:29 pm

    another link from a respectable source. i remember reading another article few years back on kgb archives which indicated that lots of prominent “left-wing” pakistanis including journalists were on russian payroll.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A55522-2002Feb23?language=printer

    “…They also sought to destabilize Pakistan. Mitrokhin documents — with names and dates — what had been long suspected: The KHAD supplied arms to Pakistani dissidents in Baluchistan and Sind who opposed their own government in Islamabad. The KGB and KHAD also linked up with Murtaza Bhutto, the brother of later Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto. The KGB and KHAD worked directly with Murtaza Bhutto, a leftist terrorist, to organize and supervise the hijacking of a Pakistani civilian airliner in 1981, according to Mitrokhin…”

    another very interesting link:

    http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticleNew.asp?col=&section=opinion&xfile=data/opinion/2007/July/opinion_July38.xml

    …Murtaza’s men bombed the Sindh High Court, assassinated Zia cronies in the Punjab who had signed his father’s death warrant, used the terrorist Tipu (a Karachi Shipowners Collage gun freak!) to hijack a PIA airliner at Karachi to divert it to Kabul. Dr Salahuddin (Murtaza’s code name to his self-styled PPP revolutionaries) welcomed Tipu on the tarmac at Kabul airport with the KGB resident [chief of station to the Christians In Action (CIA!)] watching and listening to everything in the control tower. Women and children were released from the hijacked PIA plane and a triumphant Tipu spoke to Dr Babrak Kamal, the president of Afghanistan installed by the USSR after the invasion. Then came the dance of death.

    An ADC to PM Bhutto who the paranoid Tipu thought was an ISI agent, Captain Tariq Rahim, was machine gunned, thrown to the tarmac to bleed to death.


  5. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on November 30th, 2007 @ 6:01 pm

    King_faisal – this would be hard to swallow for majority of people here. BUT These are facts and part of HISTORY and the Important Strategic geographical status Pakistan ENJOY., in Middle east and south Asia altogether.

    In terms of country our fellow countrymen have very WEAK MEMORIES, and those who keep track of ALL, are ALWAYS painted BLACK.

    shortly someone will post here – KGB is history and their leagcy have finished with USSR –

    what many may not know & believe – the current RUSSIAN President Viladimir Putin is Former Head of KGB and he knows the tricks and tactics of clandestine OPS, he was part of Afghan war and THEY have not forgotten the Afghanistan. He still ask for update on Iraq & Afghanistan situation at weekly security brief in Kremlin.

    They are taking the best smile and watching from distance plugging all holes in Iraq & Afghanistan from where the NATO is working hard to find a RESPECTABLE EXIT.

    FSB – the new name of KGB has already brought the cold war to our door step, IRAN an Ally to Russia – Pakistan a Rowdy Child of USA, with Leash of Muslim Ummah in its hands. is tickling BOTH ON & OFF.

    IF USA frown and decline supply of F-16s, Orions & Subhunters, SUKHOI, Grisha Class boats & Norsk class sub hunters are next on shopping list ready for delivery in 18 months from date of order to Pakistan. a hard lash was whipped on India’s ass for making noise on such prospective sale to PK in April 2007 when whole nation was busy in CJ circus.

    LET Troika Lead the country out of turbulent waters, let us focus on grass roots and improve our own governance level then move up steadily for REAL Civilian rule – Government of People by the People for the People.


  6. king_faisal (unregistered) on November 30th, 2007 @ 7:00 pm

    jamal shamsi, i agree with your analysis. we need get our own house in order – make life better for the awam by offering them basic things like paani, bijlee, education and jobs. problem is that some elements within pakistan dont want to see progress. some people are just idiots who oppose progress because they dont know any better. others however have ulterior motives and actively work to destablise pak. these groups have to be dealt with because without peace and security, nothing can be achieved.

    unfortunately our media is dominated by idiots who support groups working against the interest of pak. i used to believe in total freedom of speech until i saw how pak media played a role in helping the enemy. those of us who are aware of history and of the environment around us need to speak up and expose the design of external and internal groups working against the interest of pak.


  7. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on November 30th, 2007 @ 11:35 pm

    @TEETHO
    @MB
    @OPENEYE

    Does this all by me & Shah faisal make sense to any of you – or is it just dushmani for dushmani because someone is managing things aganist the will of blind and inept? which is neither any of us who can read write and think with a perspetive and know the meaning and WORTH of freedom, and respect it.


  8. HITMAN (unregistered) on December 1st, 2007 @ 1:44 pm

    Jamal bhai, what do u think the reaction of Russia & China would be if US attacks Iran. Although I guess it is unlikely that US goes to war with Iran until Pakistan is submissive, mazeed i.e.


  9. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on December 1st, 2007 @ 5:39 pm

    @HITMAN – NO-ONE IS FRIEND OF MUSALMAN, If you keep this in mind, am sure there will be no such question from you anymore for rest of …LIFE.

    and Jamal is Ok — Bhaie is not necessary, or else


  10. Sheeda (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2007 @ 8:41 pm

    I don’t know how you people can consider yourselves educated with the kind of dirty language you write. Looks like Balma, Jamal Shamsi and King Faisal grew up in Heera Mandi as they use the bazaari language.

    Are your mothers, sisters and wives cute? Is that an appropriate question to ask in a political discussion?

    On Professor Haqqani let me tell you something. In social sciences there are many non-Ph.D professors– Former ambasadors, government officials and ministers whose knowledge and experience determines their status as professors.

    In Pakistan, you guys might think having wide experience makes someone a lota or some thing. In the rest of the world it is admired and respected. Professor David Gergen of Harvard University (no Ph. D–google him if you want) served as adviser to Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinto and George Bush I).

    Unlike you all, the world respects knowledge and experience and does not think much of insult shouters and bullshitters like you.

    Haqqani worked for Nawaz Sharif in 1988 and has been BB’s adviser since 1993 –one change. He was in IJT as a student in the 1970s but then Quaid-e-Azam was in Congress for 20 years.

    His bio says he worked for Nawaz Sharif and he does not hide any aspect of his life. That is why American academia respects him:
    http://www.husainhaqqani.com

    It is not just Boston University. Haqqani has been invited to lecture at several dozen universities in the US including Harvard, University of Michigan, SAIS, University of Texas, New York University and my college, George Washington University. Check out on google, again, and he has been a speaker (not a paid participant)at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

    So, if you don’t like him or his opinions, fine. Stop this bazaari-pan about him. Or, for that matter, others you dislike. Act like educated people.

    The introduction at the end of an article in a U.S. newspaper is written by them not the author. In some Wall Street Journal pieces they mention Nawaz Sharif as his advisee and in some they dont depending on the context. If you read his other articles he speaks of BB’s corruption charges, too. they are all on the website mentioned above.

    Now, many of you and your relatives are successful in the U.S. and you all say that is on their merit but when someone whose political opinions do not match yours succeeeds in America, you see a conspiracy. You guys are so bogus you attack a public figure with the advantage of being nobodies. What greatness!!!

    If Haqqani is an asshole, at least he has produced something (including a bestseller book–check it out on amazon.com). You guys are assholes who produce nothing but anger and gibberish on blogs that a few hundred people visit in their spare time.

    In any case, a smart man should attack the argument. the very fact that you choose to attack the person shows how weak your minds are.

    Shouldn’t the blog administrator stop vulgar language?


  11. SELF (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2007 @ 9:19 pm

    Adnan Siddiqui’s bros are now firmly in MQM’s camp.

    http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/Article.aspx?newsID=1100309070&Date=20071202&Issue=NP_LHE

    Looks like Mullahs have finally figured they can’t expect society to like them by being anti-social all the time and are willing to work with society now.


  12. Red_Munk!! (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2007 @ 12:40 am

    Jamal: Since you’ve raised a few points about national security Im guessing you find this article of use:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/01/AR2007120101618.html?referrer=emailarticle

    & like i pointed earlier….where are the mods? Abusive language and degrading of humans is now permitted on kmb?


  13. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2007 @ 1:29 pm

    @RED_MUNK, Thank you.

    Put that article and some posts here you will have a wide smile and a big sigh of relief :)

    TROKIA IS INEVITABLE, isn’t it!

    stay safe, peace !


  14. Balma (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2007 @ 9:55 pm

    Sheeda writes:

    * Professor Haqqani.

    Reminds me of jaali professors Prof Ghafoor and Prof ND Khan.
    ab Haqqanni bhee professor ho gayaa!
    The most respect one should show him is just call him Hussain Haqqani without the ‘Asshole’ prefix. He is no professor.

    *It is not just Boston University. Haqqani has been invited to lecture at several dozen universities in the US including Harvard, University of Michigan, SAIS, University of Texas, New York University and my college, George Washington University. Check out on google, again, and he has been a speaker (not a paid participant)at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

    *****
    Oh yeah! Budnazir gets invited to universities too. That shows you hardly have to be any smart for such activities these days. Big deal!

    *The introduction at the end of an article in a U.S. newspaper is written by them not the author. In some Wall Street Journal pieces they mention Nawaz Sharif as his advisee and in some they dont depending on the context. If you read his other articles he speaks of BB’s corruption charges, too. they are all on the website mentioned above.

    *******
    Really? hmmmm. Care to share URL or date of an article on or by Haqqani idiot in WSJ where he admits his loTapan (chaning sides for money)?

    * If Haqqani is an asshole, at least he has produced something (including a bestseller book–check it out on amazon.com). You guys are assholes who produce nothing but anger and gibberish on blogs that a few hundred people visit in their spare time.

    ******* And, Sheeday or shady, you are “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?”
    Also, this is a broad generalization without knowing who some of us really are.

    * Are your mothers, sisters and wives cute? Is that an appropriate question to ask in a political discussion?

    ***** And, finally, sheeday, why is your Islam her hussain haqqani kay baad zindah ho jaataa hae?
    What is the big deal in asking if she is cute.
    Chilax, Hussain Haqqani. I have cute women in the family and not ashamed of admitting this.

    And for King Faisal: I think Sherry Rehman is great looking. Is she so in person too?
    She is beautiful, seems educated, and I don’t know of any corruption charges against her – yet -, why can’t she take over from stupid Budnazir, who is extremely unattractive, totally stupid, and amazingly corrupt?
    (Benazir – for search engines)


  15. Ayman (unregistered) on December 4th, 2007 @ 8:57 am

    I don’t know if there is a moderator here or not. If there is, you should remove the vulgar postings of Balma, Sheeda, King Faisal etc.

    If you do not, I will run a campaign to boycott this blog among all my friends.

    This blog should not be used to abuse anyone and to talk nonsense about women.

    Just because Bneazir and Sherry Rahman are in public life does not give anyone license to abuse them and degrade them at will.

    As someone pointed out above, we do not know who anyone is here. But quite obviously some of them are illiterate people who do not know how to behave.


  16. Balma (unregistered) on December 4th, 2007 @ 8:29 pm

    Ayman (man or woman?),
    Where did anyone degrade Sherry Rehman? I said she is cute and she should lead PPP. What is the degrading part? cute part or leading PPP part?
    If it is the PPP part, why doesn’t Budnazir stop degrading herself, quit PPP’s leadership, and disappear? haa’n?
    Just because you have arabic name does not mean you should start thinking like arabs that calling someone pretty is degrading her! This is one reason I am against naming aour kids Osama, Fahad, Ayman and other Arabic names recently adopted by Dubai crowd. It affects their thinking too.

    And, yeah, Budnazir sucks so bad that I have no shame in degrading her. She is a psychopath bent upon destroying Paksitan.



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