Karachi like rest of Sindh rejected right-wing -religious politics

Next Karachi mayor likely to be from MQM — PTI, JI face setback

KARACHI: Following days of electioneering, canvassing and political debates, the day for local bodies election in Karachi came to an end and vote count in the polling stations is underway, ARY News reported.

The trend so far shows that Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) is likely to bring next Karachi mayor as the party has secured majority of seats in the local government elections.

The polling began at 7.30am and ended 5.30pm without any break.

The election were held in six districts of Karachi – District Central, District West, District Korangi, District East, District South and District Malir.

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Pakistan must abandon the jihadist ideology which forms the ethos of Islamist terrorist organisations

The ideology of Pakistan, its founding fathers’ legacies and the ambitions thrust upon the state are marred with the same delusion of the Islamic state, which motivates Islamist terrorist organizations today

By Harbir Singh

A commentator from South Asia who has tried to understand the psyche and motivations of Pakistan with some success may be utterly unfamiliar with the wider Islamic world, but ISIS will not be unfamiliar because ISIS speaks a radical form of the same language one hears from hyper-nationalists. The difference is that Pakistani hyper-nationalists are less daring, less bold, more fearful in their interpretation of the doctrine that motivates ISIS. They are limited in thinking to the geographical region that Pakistan occupies on the globe and to the people who inhabit this region. They are concerned with the continuity and success of the state of Pakistan within the Muslim narrative, for they haven’t the courage to take upon themselves the responsibility for the larger purpose that they are well aware of, something that Islamist militant organizations have stepped up to do.

The Two Nation Theory is South Asia specific subset of the Islamist ideology. Pakistan, in fact, came into being as an ‘Islamic State’ – the Islamic State of Not-India.

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ISIS loyalist woman in San Bernardino massacre is linked to Pakistan’s most notorious radical cleric and mosque known as center for fundamentalists

 

  • US officials have handed information to Pakistani authorities linking Tashfeen Malik to country’s notorious Red Mosque
  • Pakistani authorities now considering a move against Maulana Aziz, the preacher at the mosque who this year proclaimed support for ISIS
  • Malik was born in Pakistan, brought up in Saudi, and returned four years ago to study pharmacy degree at university
  • Pakistani prime minister’s brother held talks with US officials in London over country’s link to massacre of 14 in San Bernardino 

By Imtiaz Hussain For Dailymail.com and David Martosko, Us Political Editor For Dailymail.com

The woman who took part in the ISIS-inspired San Bernardino massacre is linked to her native country’s most notorious radical mosque, American officials believe.

Sources have told Daily Mail Online that US officials handed over information to their Pakistani counterparts about links between Tashfeen Malik and the Red Mosque in Islamabad.

The mosque is infamous for its links to violence and authorities in Pakistan are now considering taking action against its preacher, Maulana Abdul Aziz, after the disclosures by US officials.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3346618/ISIS-loyalist-woman-San-Bernardino-massacre-linked-Pakistan-s-notorious-radical-cleric-mosque-known-center-fundamentalists.html

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