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    'Attack on Iran will be construed as attack on us'

    Friday, February 03, 2006 - 2005 IranMania.com

    LONDON, February 3 (IranMania) - A senior minister of Pakistan's North West Frontier Province said that any possible attack on Iran would be construed as an attack on Pakistan, said IRNA.

    Finance Minister Sirajul Haq expressed these views during his visit to the Iranian Cultural Centre in Peshawar on Thursday, wherein he met the Incharge of the centre Masood Islami.

    He attributed deep-rooted Iran-Pakistan relations to Persian language.

    The minister rejected the US and West pressure and conspiracies against the Islamic Republic.

    Welcoming election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as Iranian president, the minister said with his courageous leadership and views, he had become the spokesman of the entire one billion Islamic Ummah.

    He expressed regrets over the bid to weaken Persian language in the Middle East while welcoming the victory of Hamas in the recent election.

    "In collective life of both countries' peoples and mutual unity between Iran and Pakistan, Persian language has played an important role," he maintained.

    Peeping in to history, he said that British rulers also tried to do away with Persian during their occupation of the region.

    Persian language, he continued, not only brought Iran and Pakistan closer, but also played a role in spreading the message of Islamic Revolution in effective manner.

    Youth had keen interest in learning Persian language, mainly because the real actual message of Islam was in Arabic and Persian, he said.

    "We are proud of being neighbour of a country of Iran's stature," he added.

    Masood Islami expressed the hope that Iran's progress in science and technology would help the Muslim Ummah in coping with the Western challenges.

    Before the minister's comments, Pakistan's Ambassador to Iran, Shafqat Saeed has also during an interview with "IRNA" had opposed taking Iran's issue to the Security Council and called for its settlement through dialogue.

    Former minister and senior leader of Pakistan Peoples' Party Naseerullah Babar had also cautioned that the US and West's pressure, if resulted in sanctions on Iran would have negative impact globally.

    He said that the legitimate right of a country could not be snatched away by coercion or pressure or sanctions.

    Leader of Opposition in the lower house of Parliament Maulana Fazlur Rehman had also supported Iran's bid to use nuclear technology for prosperity and well-being of its people. He had pointed out that Iran would abide by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, being signatory to it.

    fromhere
    In the realm of spirit, seek clarity; in the material world, seek utility.

    Leibniz

  • #2
    Well, now. How interesting.

    Maybe we don't need to be that enthusiastic about the current leadership in Pakistan after all.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Bluesman
      Well, now. How interesting.

      Maybe we don't need to be that enthusiastic about the current leadership in Pakistan after all.
      Yeah, I thought so, pretty strong words really. I wonder if the US administration is asking Musharraf what this means? ;)
      In the realm of spirit, seek clarity; in the material world, seek utility.

      Leibniz

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      • #4
        I honestly don't think thet Musharraf really wanted something like this to go out. For better or worse, he has hitched his wagon to the United States. I think this is an example of just how little control he exerts over certain sections of the Pakistani government.

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        • #5
          Well, if this is just a rogue minister, or maybe some butt-kissin' diplomacy for internal consumption and to impress the Iranian guests, FINE, but we're going to need to hear that in clear language.

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          • #6
            M[u]NNA is crying .
            PS: munna means little boy. But MNNA is major non nato ally.
            Hala Madrid!!

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            • #7
              Frontier province is ruled by MMA a violently anti-Musharraf (and Pakistan) organaization. These are the parties which were against the creation of Pakistan and are now in power in a province , go figure.

              Originally posted by IG4U
              M[u]NNA is crying .
              PS: munna means little boy
              So thats your name IG4U, yeah sound appropriate.
              "Any relations in a social order will endure if there is infused into them some of that spirit of human sympathy, which qualifies life for immortality." ~ George William Russell

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              • #8
                If I was the man to make that call then I would just say have it your way then
                Fortitude.....The strength to persist...The courage to endure.

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                • #9
                  This minister isn't a federal minister, he's a provincial minister of NWFP. Big difference. The party that control NWFP is the MMA, and they are part of the opposition to the government. As you probably are already aware of, they are the main islamic group in Pakistan.

                  So his comments don't reflect a change in national policy, at most, they are the view of his party.

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                  • #10
                    This Minister is the representative of the real Pakistan - the voice of the majority - voice of the illiterates - the voice of the Mullah led rabble that appears muted in most of the English press of Pakistan.

                    Read the Urdu press to know the vox populi of Pakistan. Comments on the Urdu press is available in the Daily Times!

                    I am sure that the majority of Moslems worldwide echo this Minister's sentiment.


                    "Some have learnt many Tricks of sly Evasion, Instead of Truth they use Equivocation, And eke it out with mental Reservation, Which is to good Men an Abomination."

                    I don't have to attend every argument I'm invited to.

                    HAKUNA MATATA

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                    • #11
                      Since when has the voice of the illiterate ever been the voice of a nation? A portion of the voice perhaps, but not anything more than that. And as the poverty, illiteracy and other HD levels decrease, the voice of the mullah will also dwindle.

                      And what evidence do you have that most Pakistanis view an attack on Iran as an attack on Pakistan? I thought you believed that all sunnis hated shias...Isn't Iran an infidel country then?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by parihaka
                        'Attack on Iran will be construed as attack on us'

                        Friday, February 03, 2006 - 2005 IranMania.com

                        LONDON, February 3 (IranMania) - A senior minister of Pakistan's North West Frontier Province said that any possible attack on Iran would be construed as an attack on Pakistan, said IRNA.

                        Finance Minister Sirajul Haq expressed these views during his visit to the Iranian Cultural Centre in Peshawar on Thursday, wherein he met the Incharge of the centre Masood Islami.

                        He attributed deep-rooted Iran-Pakistan relations to Persian language.

                        The minister rejected the US and West pressure and conspiracies against the Islamic Republic.

                        Welcoming election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as Iranian president, the minister said with his courageous leadership and views, he had become the spokesman of the entire one billion Islamic Ummah.

                        He expressed regrets over the bid to weaken Persian language in the Middle East while welcoming the victory of Hamas in the recent election.

                        "In collective life of both countries' peoples and mutual unity between Iran and Pakistan, Persian language has played an important role," he maintained.

                        Peeping in to history, he said that British rulers also tried to do away with Persian during their occupation of the region.

                        Persian language, he continued, not only brought Iran and Pakistan closer, but also played a role in spreading the message of Islamic Revolution in effective manner.

                        Youth had keen interest in learning Persian language, mainly because the real actual message of Islam was in Arabic and Persian, he said.

                        "We are proud of being neighbour of a country of Iran's stature," he added.

                        Masood Islami expressed the hope that Iran's progress in science and technology would help the Muslim Ummah in coping with the Western challenges.

                        Before the minister's comments, Pakistan's Ambassador to Iran, Shafqat Saeed has also during an interview with "IRNA" had opposed taking Iran's issue to the Security Council and called for its settlement through dialogue.

                        Former minister and senior leader of Pakistan Peoples' Party Naseerullah Babar had also cautioned that the US and West's pressure, if resulted in sanctions on Iran would have negative impact globally.

                        He said that the legitimate right of a country could not be snatched away by coercion or pressure or sanctions.

                        Leader of Opposition in the lower house of Parliament Maulana Fazlur Rehman had also supported Iran's bid to use nuclear technology for prosperity and well-being of its people. He had pointed out that Iran would abide by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, being signatory to it.

                        fromhere
                        "NW Frontier Province" is just another way of saying terrorist controlled lawless territory.

                        This guy's word means nothing.

                        Just a nobody trying to get his name in the paper by trying to sound like JFK.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Bluesman
                          Well, now. How interesting.

                          Maybe we don't need to be that enthusiastic about the current leadership in Pakistan after all.
                          As I see it, Pakistan is only our ally as long as Musharaff is in power.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by giggs88
                            As I see it, Pakistan is only our ally as long as Musharaff is in power.
                            Concur. Once he dies or loses power, it passes over to an Islamic fundamentalist state. It will be interesting to see whether that state focuses it's energy upon Afghanistan or India.

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                            • #15
                              Islamic fundamentalist state with nukes scares the crap out of me

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