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US paper's malicious report -letter5
Contesting others’ ideas, disagreeing with others and expressing one’s point of view forcefully is a healthy thing and necessary for a healthy society. When disagreements and clash of ideas, facts and opinions are expressed with anger, far fetching a relatively small matter to an extraordinary extent, amplifying it to blame the entire nation, its government agencies and leadership serve little of Chitral’s interest, to say the least.
This is how I felt reading the responses of those Chitrali intellectuals who took exception to the news item in the New York Daily News. Instead of taking out their anger with all the empty rhetorical statements, I would have expected from these intellectuals to present rational, logical and fact based arguments spelling them out in a manner that would contest the point of view of the reporter claiming Chitral to be a possible safe heaven for Osama.
On the one hand, these very intellectuals have characterized Chitralis to be of good nature, polite, respectful, reflective, well cultured and peaceful people and I agree with them all, but at the same time they have demonstrated in these letters to the editor that their language is as coarse as anyone else, their anger is as ferocious and untamed as others and their glorification of killers as champions does not reflect the very demeanor of Chitralis.
Chitral is a district, stretching from its southernmost Arandu to the northeastern tip of Wakhan, all along with the Afghanistan territory from Jalalabad to Nuristan to the Pamir with numerous mountain ranges, valleys and passes. In its southern border, the distance between Chitral territory and that of Afghanistan is only a river, may be a hundred meters wide.
earth one can be so sure that its territory can
always be safe from being the killers’ den. The news
item should be taken as a wake up call to be
vigilant and make sure that Chitral’s peaceful
society remains intact and protected. That is the
20 March 09.
US paper's malicious report -letter4
Apropos Bashir Hussain Azad's letter on Osama and the news of his presence in Chitral in the North of NWFP, I do agree with the writer in refuting the hoax. The American Secret Service and the American Army, all are telling perpetual lies, and by repeating the lies they make people believe that this may be true to some extent.
As a matter of fact, Osama has embraced Shahadat and the martyred holy warrior is no longer alive any where in the World. The Americans are using his name as a lame excuse to kill Muslim in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
In case Osama is alive and keeps on finding safe places to hide from the enemy, which a Mujahid will never do, he will seek refuge in congested cities, thick forests and deserts with large caves. The District of Chitral has no such facility. How can the most wanted person on earth seek refuge in Chitral where there is no forest, no desert and no cave. The population is not Afghan to protect the Mujahid from enemy.
Chitral is not a tribal area. It is a settled district with only 300,000 population, 9 Police stations, 18 Police chowkies and 20 Posts of Civil armed forces with a network of telephone lines, mobile towers and wireless stations in each nook and corner of the district. This is a place where a stranger is spotted before 24 hours.
the intention of the Americans. They failed in Swat
and Bajaur. Now they want to target Chitral. The
report of James Gordon Meek is baseless in the sense
it gives the wrong impression that Chitral is banned
for tourists. The fact is that each nook and corner
of Chitral is open for tourists. I appeal to the
Provincial Government to lodge a protest to the
American consulate on their hostile attitude and
19 March 09.
US paper's malicious report -letter3
This is with reference to a news item and subsequent letters published in Chitral News, regarding a report in a New York daily about the US hunting Osama Bin laden in Chitral.
The writer of the report quotes US and foreign intelligence agencies as source of the report. May I ask "are these the same intelligence agencies who reported the presence of large scale weapons of Mass destruction in Iraq?".
19 March 09.
US paper's malicious report -letter2
Chitral was the last bastion, which remained peaceful during American sponsored violence in FATA, DIK, Bannu, Swat, Peshawar, Mardan and other parts of NWFP.
Recent report of James Gordan Meek, supposedly a CIA agent, in the 'daily news Washington', indicates that Chitral will be the next target of American sponsored violence in NWFP.
The report gives a wrong and baseless impression that Chitral has been banned for tourists because Osama Bin Laden is hiding there. The report is one of the thousands of lies, the Washington based spy masters are habitual of telling. They believe in “telling a lie for hundred times and insisting that they are not telling a lie”.
Before it is too late, our Foreign office should take the Washington based newspaper to task. Chitral is a land of barren mountains with 400000 populations. Any stranger in this area is traced within 24 hours.
In case CIA and Pentagon have kept Osama alive despite his kidney failure in 2001, he will never, never take refuge in barren rocks amongst peaceful people.
NWFP Government should
also respond to the American plan of creating
disturbance in another peaceful district of NWFP.
17 March 09.
US paper's malicious report -letter1
"Power corrupts and
absolute power corrupts absolutely"--can aptly be
arrogated to the American political mentality in the
present day world politics. Intoxicated with the
wine of power it has dismantled the reverenced
values of human civilization by pitting man against
man rendering the planet earth the most insecure
place for human's thriving. The mass killing of
innocent people, the unethical support to
dictatorial regimes in the Muslim world, the dual
standard in resolving the disputes in the Muslim
states exemplify the arrogance, bestiality and
ruthlessness on part of the American political
16 March 09.
NY Paper says US looking for Osama in Chitral