"Let there arise out of you a band of people inviting to all that is good enjoining what is right and forbidding what is wrong; they are the ones to attain felicity".
(surah Al-Imran,ayat-104)
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User Name: nrqazi
Full Name: Naeem Qazi
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I had written earlier on two occasions, i am an eye witness to this whole lal masjid episode as i lived next door in G-6/3 where it all happened starting much before the operation till after the operation. To refresh our memories I am narrating it again for the benefit of all to know the actual truth.
From a very elegant simple Jamia mosque of the sector with a low iron fencing where we often went for prayers to an armed fortress with high walls and pickets occupied by well armed and trained terrorists and criminals from outside and where nobody could go for prayers, From a government owned beautiful children's library to its illegal occupation, land grabbing and construction of the ugly Jamia Hafza with basement and gun pickets. All done with a very sinister plan. I also had the personal displeasure of meeting Aziz and the evil Rashid on several occasions who worked for my uncle in UNESCO in his office. This transformation from a simple mosque to a terrorists hub took place in a period of two and a half years with the patronage and connivance of rouge elements and sympathizer's in the government, administration and the politicians like Ijaz ul Haq and party. The people and residents around were sick and tired with their activities, harassment, insecurity and their ways and complaining for more than a year before the operation. The local ICT administration with the police launched four campaigns in this period to get possession of the children's library, demolish illegal structures and the fortified wall but to no avail. In the last one they were beaten up, firing exchange took place and a few government officials from the local administration were taken hostage as well. After that neighborhood witch hunt, beating and kidnapping of the residents in lal quarter area started. The people came out on the street and media started a campaign about the governments inefficiency and inaction and not doing the needful. Several attempts were made for talks by various people including Ch Shujjat and others but all failed. It was beyond the capacity of local police and the administration. The civil administration formally requested for the help of Armed Forces. This lasted a month before the operation was undertaken and the place surrounded and sealed. In the operation on the forth day almost all children from Hafza were evacuated in which the coward Moulvi Aziz was captured trying to get away with his family in a Burka. We physically saw that. No children were massacred as claimed and the final gun battle was between the terrorists and the security forces in which Rashid was killed. The place was finally cleared of these terrorists, goons and criminals and the rest is history. Later Malik Riaz of Bharia rebuilt the destroyed buildings and renovated the mosque and people of the area took a sigh of relief and people once again started praying in the mosque. Interestingly the bastardly media which was daring the government to take action, praising it for doing it afterwards took a U turn and started criticizing the government for doing it. How strange. Apart from being an eye witness as i lived there and it was happening in front of me I also personally knew the ADC G, DC, Chief Commissioner and the IG police to get actual updates. Our area was under curfew for three weeks. I have narrated the actual facts. The simple fact is that it will be the greatest disservice to the word Shaheed and Islam to call these bastardly criminals as one. The military action was more than justified and they were very careful to ensure minimum loss of human life. They did a commendable job. The helicopters often mentioned in stories were no gunships but on two occasions were used to drop flares to light up the area at night for the operation.


best regards,

Naeem Abbas

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