London UK, 19th October 2009 – Hizb-ut-Tahrir Britain held an emergency gathering in Tooting, South London on 18th October 2009 with local Pakistani community leaders to discuss the crisis that has erupted in Pakistan. The chair of the event was senior Hizb member Mahmood Raja and the speakers on the occasion were Qasim Ali and Atif Salahuddin from Hizb ut-Tahrir’s Pakistan committee.
Qasim Ali addressed the community elders and strongly condemned the bomb attacks in Pakistan saying such wanton murder of innocents is against Islam. He said that this demonstrated the absolute failure of the Zardari regime to provide security for the people. The Interior Minister, in any other country, would be fired for such a catastrophic security failure but under the Zardari regime Rehman Malik has the audacity to immediately point the finger at South Waziristan without a proper investigation or explanation for his role. Just like the Swat operation, on cue to sway Pakistani public opinion, we see these bomb attacks occur prior to the South Waziristan operation commencing. Why is the Zardari regime allowing DynCorp and Blackwater American agents to roam the streets of Pakistan when the whole world knows America’s dirty history in espionage and covert operations from the length and breadth of Indonesia to South America he asked?
Zardari’s masters in Washington and London have been baying for a military operation to be carried out to save their disastrous occupation of Afghanistan, a war which a growing Western public opinion is questioning like never before as more Western soldiers die. America is using the Pakistan army as fuel for its ‘War on Terror’ which is now seeing the Muslim soldiers of the Pakistan Army spill their blood for America which only strategically strengthens India.
Atif Salahuddin explained that Pakistan faces a plethora of crises where the ordinary people have not been able to get good governance for the last 62 years. Military rule has failed and so called democracy has also failed. The current PPP government is responsible for the current crisis he said. Nawaz Sharif and his PML-N will agitate and talk about ‘long marches’ for their interests but have stayed silent on the American presence in Pakistan and the military operations whilst welcoming the real viceroy of Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke to their Raiwind palace.
Only Hizb ut-Tahrir in Pakistan can provide a sincere leadership that will implement the Islamic Khilafah system . The Khilafah will unify the country and liberate Pakistan from American hegemony. Furthermore, it will end the terror and oppression the people are facing under Zardari. Pakistanis must come out to demand an end to Zardari’s corrupt regime and implement the Khilafah.
The gathering then engaged in a lively debate in which the participants asked many questions relating to the Khilafah system and how it would be implemented in Pakistan. The community elders lauded the work of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Pakistan and utterly condemned the Zardari regime for launching the South Waziristan operation and arresting the 35 Shabab of the Hizb labeling Zardari a treacherous American agent.
The gathering closed with a dua for the people of Pakistan and prayed that Khilafah will be established in Pakistan as soon as possible.
Hizb ut-Tahrir urges all Muslims to join the campaign ‘Save Pakistan from America and Terror’.