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    US pressurises Pakistan to compromise its security

    On the 27th of March while addressing media representatives at Karachi, General Pervaz Musharraf told the audience that he was opposed to entering into an arms race with India or competing with it. He also said that there would be no increase in the military expenditure for the coming year. On the same day the government also softened its stance on signing the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). Pakistan Foreign office spokesman Riaz Muhammed Khan said, "In principle we do not have any problems with this treaty". These statements, signalling a weakening of the Pakistan military capability, are intended to facilitate US plans for achieving peaceful coexistence between India and Pakistan. Instead of pursuing a policy of building a strong independent state, with overwhelming military might, the Pakistan government has allowed its military capability to be used as a card in America's hand in order to attract India to peace.

    Since May, last year, the US has been busy preparing the ground for the normalisation of relations between India and Pakistan. This normalisation is an important step in t he present US strategy to use both India and Pakistan as front-line states against China, which represents the foremost threat to American domination in the Far East at this time. However, while the Pakistan government is always keen to follow US directives, the Indian establishment has been reluctant to allow normalisation with Pakistan, despite Vajpayee's loyalty to America, because of the considerable military threat posed by Pakistan to India's security. India was completely unable to repulse Pakistan's offensive in the Kargil encounter of summer 1999 and could only be saved by President Clinton's direct intervention to personally apply pressure on Pakistan to withdraw. Therefore, in order to re-assure India, the US has instructed Pakistan to weaken its defences. Thus, in December, Pakistan unilaterally reduced the presence of her troops on the line of control. On the 13th of February, Interior Minister Moinuddin Haider announced tough measures for jihadi groups, which consisted of restrictions on displaying arms and raising funds to finance their activities. He also mentioned that those violating the ban on displaying arms will be warned and if they resist they will be shot. Also the military government has restarted preparation of public opinion for signing the CTBT, which is possibly linked to the announced termination of contracts of Pakistan's top nuclear scientists Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan and Dr Ishfaq Ahmed. The need for building public opinion was explained by General Musharraf in an interview to the Washington Times when he said, regarding the signing of the CTBT, "There are a number of voices that believe this means that we would be giving up our nuclear option now that we have become a nuclear power. This will have to be carefully explained by me in the coming weeks." The military regime has also announced a cap on defence spending under the pretext of giving priority to reviving the economy and allowing the lifting of sanctions on aid to Pakistan from the US and Japan. And the government has started to advocate the idea that a minimum deterrent is sufficient to meet Pakistanís defence requirements. But these initiatives on Pakistan's behalf are not enough to re-assure the Indian establishment, which still suffers the pain and humiliation of the Kargil episode. Therefore, while weakening Pakistan's defences, the US has at the same time allowed India to pursue an ambitious military agenda so that it feels completely secure from the military viewpoint. Over the last year or so, India has spent billions of dollars on the acquisition of new military hardware including tanks, fighter planes, advance missile technology, submarines and an aircraft carrier. She is also attempting to launch satellites into space. In February of this year, the Indian government announced an increase of 13.8% in her defence budget to further bolster her position. And with regards to the CTBT India has flatly refused to sign it. The US even plans to use Pakistan to assist the Indian military build up through the laying of a pipeline across Pakistan to supply gas from Iran to meet the energy needs of Indian industries.

    Pakistan's strategic military doctrine is defensive, and this is used to justify the concept of minimum deterrence and the reduction of its military capability to the minimum level needed to defend the country. This defensive doctrine is a consequence of the Capitalist ideological viewpoint regarding nation states, which is that each nation remains locked within fixed boundaries and does not seek to acquire extra territories. Such an idea is upheld by the West as the way to create justice and harmony between the different states in the world. But in reality, the kuffar seek to deceive the world through this idea and to use it to maintain their status as great powers so that they can continue to dominate and control world affairs. The key to practical world supremacy is the ability to project military power worldwide, so it is inconceivable for the great powers to restrict their military programs to minimal deterrence. In fact they always attempt to attain the highest possible level of military capability that is within their reach. However, these same powers impress on all other countries in the world to observe minimal defensive capability only so that all these other countries remain weak and unable to challenge the supremacy of the great powers. Thus, while the great powers have all changed the names of their military departments to "Defence Department" or "Defence Ministry", the reality is that these are still "War Departments" and "War Ministries" that strive for military capability consistent with an offensive military doctrine.

    Islam demands that the Islamic state should be strong and secure in order to ensure its independence from the kuffar. Furthermore, Islam requires that the state adopt an offensive military doctrine so that it can use the projection of power to convey Islam by argument and by jihad and to achieve supremacy in the world. Thus opening the world to Islam. Before the messenger of Allah founded the state in Madina he concluded the second pledge of Aqaba, which consisted of protection for himself and the dawa. In this pledge it was clear that the dawa was to be protected against its enemies the red and the black including the Roman and Persian great powers of the time. Thus from the onset the Messenger (saw) had a vision for the establishment of a powerful state in Madina. Once the Messenger (saw) had settled internal issues he (saw) began to think about spreading the dawa in the Arabian Peninsula and started to prepare the army for war. He (saw) achieved this by sending numerous expeditions to challenge the authority of the Quraysh and other tribes thus projecting Muslim power much beyond Medina. As a result he (saw) succeeded in training his soldiers for battle, preparing the public opinion of Medina for war, silencing the Jews and the hypocrites and instilling fear in Quraysh. He (saw) also took steps to become self sufficient in weapons technology, for example by sending some of the companions to Yemen to learn how to make swords. The Muslims would also gain advanced technologies from the kuffar during the spoils of war such as the catapult from the Romans. The Quranic ayahs on jihad and fighting revealed at this time further consolidated the Muslimsí desire for spreading Islam and projecting the power of the state. Allah (swt) says in sura al-Anfal

    "Make ready for them all thou canst of (armed) force and of horses tethered, that thereby ye may dismay the enemy of Allah and your enemy, and others beside them whom ye know not. Allah knoweth them. ".

    This means that the preparation is for the enemies of Islam whether obvious, latent or probable in the future. This contradicts the idea of minimum deterrence. Therefore it is haram for the Pakistani government to sign treaties that are specifically designed by the kuffar to restrict the might of the state such as CTBT, NPT etc. And this is further illustrated by the actions of the messenger of Allah (swt) who undertook several steps to create a powerful Islamic state with an offensive military doctrine that not only succeeded in dominating the Arabian Peninsula, but openly challenged the Roman and Persian states for supremacy.

    Until the Islamic State is established, the rulers of Muslims will continue to compromise the Ummah's security by weakening Muslim military capability in order to preserve global superiority for the kuffar. The present Muslim governments submit to the Western Capitalist viewpoint, which is designed to benefit the kuffar of the West at the expense of all others, whether in military matters, or economic matters, or political matters. The Muslims are facing not only a crisis of leadership, but also a crisis of ideological viewpoint. The Capitalist viewpoint needs to be uprooted from influence in Muslim affairs and a new, sincere, capable, Islamic leadership must reconstruct Muslim affairs from a radically different viewpoint, the viewpoint of Islam. Islam does not permit a multitude of weak nation states, but makes it wajib on all Muslims to be united in one state i.e. the Islamic Khilafah. The Khilafah will spare no effort in utilising the vast resources of the Muslim Ummah to strengthen the Ummah's military capability by uprooting the domination of the kuffar and by projecting the power of the Islamic State far beyond the Muslim Ummah, so that Islam alone dominates world affairs and wrests global leadership from the oppressive and evil kuffar.

    Hizb ut-Tahrir
    Pakistan
    13th April 2001


    #2
    Did you know that Abdul Sattar are present FM is a pro-signing guy??
    He has been sign 1997.
    So this is nothing new.
    Also why do we need an arms race if we can hit a couple of nukes and bring around the end of the world.
    As for the rest, i suggest you register yourself in an insane asylum before you get hurt.

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      #3
      Which option is better?

      1. We build a huge military base with all kinds of military equipment and our people die of hunger. Unlike Afghanistan, our people will not have a Pakistan to go to!

      2. Instead we decrease military, until such a time our economy can support it. And we try to convert the so-called Kuffar by words rather than sword, which I believe we are not even allowed to!

      Omer

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        #4
        >>In principle we do not have any problems with this treaty<<

        Who's this 'We', no body asked the nation so this we does not exist yet, as some of us do have problems with it.

        I stopped reading this 'article' after second Para, yikes come on, India wants this US wants that blah blah what about Pakistanis haiN?

        >> The US even plans to use Pakistan to assist the Indian military build up <<
        Huh?

        >> The need for building public opinion was explained by General Musharraf in an interview to the Washington Times when he said, regarding the signing of the CTBT, "There are a number of voices that believe this means that we would be giving up our nuclear option now that we have become a nuclear power. This will have to be carefully explained by me in the coming weeks." <<

        For some reasons this statement of CE's stinks, it sounds like he has made up his mind and now he needs to explain why he's decision is the best.

        >>Pakistan's strategic military doctrine is defensive, and this is used to justify the concept of minimum deterrence and the reduction of its military capability to the minimum level needed to defend the country.<<

        Why do we have to keep it like this when countries around us don't even bother discussing any such option? Why do we have to please US, oh well cuz we owe them money, but we don't owe them our national pride. Reduce the defence and we'll have to ask Uncle jee to save us each time our neighbour wants to get friendly, but then again why would anyone want to help us? What would we have to offer to those morally correct nations?

        >> 1. We build a huge military base with all kinds of military equipment and our people die of hunger. Unlike Afghanistan, our people will not have a Pakistan to go to!<<

        Hmmm why would ppl die of hunger? Pak is not buying the way we used to, we're building our own equipments - that means more development, more jobs, more awareness and attraction for high tech etc etc. All this can be sold (remember Idea200) this again gives money, simple. This is one sector where we see constant positive increase and now we want to shut it down, do you really think that'd be a smart move?

        >> 2. Instead we decrease military, until such a time our economy can support it. And we try to convert the so-called Kuffar by words rather than sword, which I believe we are not even allowed to!<<

        Our economy will never be able to support anything if we keep compromising on important issues and until we stop going for easy and short-term solutions. Look around do you honestly believe that there will be any Pak to have a good economy if we decrease our defence? Do we have even a tiny little reason to trust India or US? Aur btw unhein taqleef kya hai? How often do you see 'help Pakistan' add on Western TV? Now compare the numbers with hmmm say our neighbours, till date I have not seen even one, so buy that token some of our neighbours should've decreased defence spending decades ago right.

        Btw. What kuffar are you converting? I didn't know that Pak defence is build up to convert kaffar, Pak defence is to defend Pak and it's citizens (Muslim and non-Muslim). You're right we're not allowed to convert by sword.

        [This message has been edited by sabah (edited April 15, 2001).]

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          #5
          Mod jee, can you attempt to delete all these press releases.
          If you can't advertise websites, why should you be allowed to post press release, and esp. extremely stupid ones.

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          CROIRE A L'INCROYABLE
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            #6
            Salaam,

            I think the important issues raised here is related to how Pakistan undertakes foreign policy and military decisions.

            It would seem that the foreign policy decisions whether related to the CTBT or Kashmir or other international accords and agreements are made to suit other than the people of Pakistan.

            I am, as many may know, an advocate of the Khilafah ruling system - and I feel that to sign such accords in addition to being prohibited by Islam, are very dangerous to the security of any country, whether Pakistan or any other. In the future, when the Khilafah returns to the Muslim world, it will not submit to such international treaties and accords which contradict Islam and sacrifice the interests of the Muslim Ummah.

            I know some on this board are nationalists - even if I were a nationalist I would certainly be disappointed with these recent political developments - even if someone does not care for Islam or the Shariah, then do they not see that the possession of nuclear technology is a major achievement and a major asset of a nation that it cannot afford to surrender or limit by signing such treaties.

            Why is it that America has not ratified the CTBT - go to the US State Department's web site and see their reasons for not ratifying - it is because they are putting their own interests before those of others.

            Similarly, the USA has the largest external debt of any country in the world - so why must Pakistan adhere to structural readjustment programmes, after having paid back $12 for every $1 that was borrowed?

            As for converting non-Muslims by the sword - Islam has completely condemned it - non-Muslims are equal citizens of the Islamic State and are not discriminated against for being non-Muslims - rather in history hundreds of thousands of them saw the beauty of Islam and embraced it in their throngs.

            Wassalam,

            Imran

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              #7
              hmmm

              reduced defence spending does not mean reduction in military might.. it just means that the source of such equipment has to change... every country goes through this phase to reassess its priorities..

              the priority of Pakistan at this moment is not a super strong military.. which it already is.. but to increase the betterment of it population..
              increase literacy
              increase avg income
              etc

              so what is the problem if govt decides that the nuclear capability would be restricted to defencive solution.. (which is supported by edicts of Islam)... and spend that cash in developing the Nation..

              I would rather have factories within Pakistan building goods for local usage.. India had the right idea that its market will not b open to outside world and to sell things in India they would have to form partnerships to produce things locally..

              which benefits by increasing industrial production.

              a dollar spent in a military factory would not have the same effect as the same dollar spent in a car factory.. the externalities associated would be much higher as more people would be impacted by that dollar.. and it would change hands more than once.. basic principle of economics.. the more the money rotates around in an economy the healthier it will be.. and the over all effect of it even may be like spending 6 dollars..

              oh well.. enough of boring stuff.. now for something completely different..

              As India knows that if it fires Pakistan will fire back.. and dehli and bombay would be no more.. even though it means more of Pakistan will probably get nuked.. but that is not in the Interest of India to nuke pakistan even if Pakistan does not respond as the fallout radiation will flow into india with the winds.. like a simple nuclear reactor failure in Ukraine condemned crops in most of eastern and central europe to the incinerators... a nuclear bomb in Pakistan would not only destroy the area in Pakistan.. the long term affects in India would be hoorendous as well..

              it will be their own people who will prevent them from firing.. so taking advantage of this situation... why should we waste money into things which would not increase our security..

              as for increased development.. the only reason germany and japan prospered was becasue they devoted all their effort into industry not military..

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