Baba Haider Zaman installs more signboard

ABBOTABAD: Leaders and activists of Movement for Hazara Province along with a large number of supporters marched toward Barian, the border town of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where they have set up a signboard inscribed with “Welcome to Hazara Province.” Baba Haider Zaman, the convener of the movement was lead the rally.

After installation of the Hazara board, Baba Zaman and other prominent leaders including former federal ministers Gohar Ayub and Amanullah Khan Jadoon and others were addressed the gathering.

On the occasion Baba Haider Zaman said that the Tehreek will install the more signboard on all the border areas of the Hazara. ANP government has failed to provide the justice and relief to the masses, he added.

It may be mentioned here that Hazara belt is demanding a separate province after renaming North West Frontier Province (NWFP) to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.


Baba Haider Zaman denounced the Eid celebration decision by Khyber-PK govt.

by Zakir Ali Awan

KARACHI- Chief of Tehreek-e-Sooba Hazara Baba Haider Zaman on Thursday denounced the announcement of Eid-ul-Fitr by the Khyber-PK government saying that the people of Hazara will celebrate the Eid-ul-Fitr on Saturday 11 September 2010 as per announcement of authorized Federal Ruet-e-Hilal Committee.

Baba Haider Zaman while talking to a local news channel rejected the decision taken by ANP government’s sponsored cleric of Qasim Ali Khan Mosque and said that the Federal Ruet-e-Hilal Committee has unanimously constituted and its decision should be implemented across the country. People of Hazara will celebrate Eid along with Pakistan instead of ANP, he added.

Hazarawal puts Nawaz Shrif in trouble

MANSEHRA – The spirit of solidarity towards flood victims cost PML-N Quaid quite dearly on Monday as he had to fly back to the Federal Capital to avoid public wrath at Garhi Habibullah, a suburb of Mansehra District of Hazara.

According to details, hundreds of angry protesters ‘thronged’ the helipad where Mian Nawaz Sharif landed to monitor relief activities in the flood-hit area. Tempers run high against the PML-N leadership after it gave-in to Awami National Party (ANP)’s longstanding yet unjustified demand for the renaming of NWFP in the 18th Amendment.

The angry masses were not ready to accept PML-N’s top leader’s presence in the region and stormed towards the helicopter. Realising the gravity of the situation, the security officials had to cut short Nawaz Sharif’s visit and the PML-N chief, who was supposed to spend three hours with the flood-hit people, could not stay there for more than fifteen minutes. The people also refused to accept financial assistance offered by the PML-N leader. The PML-N chief was reportedly flown to Islamabad immediately.

“The masses don’t like the presence of PML-N and ANP leaders in Hazara after what they did with this region. They better not to step in here which would be in their best interest,” Quaid-e-Tehreek-e-Hazara informed while commenting on the ‘timely escape’ of Mian Nawaz Sharif.

Ex Chairman District Council Mansehra Buried

MANSEHRA- The funeral prayer of former Chairman District Council Mansehra Al-Haaj Sayed Noor uddin Shah was held in his ancestral village Kahwai on Sunday at 9:00am.

As per details, large number of political leaders and other area people were present on the occasion of funeral ritual. Earlier, Al-Haaj Sayed Noor uddin Shah, drowned in River Kunar on Saturday when he was busy in repairing a bridge near Rajwal where he slipped and fell in the River. However, the body of the ill-fated former Chairman was recovered and handed over to heirs on same day.

He was the younger brother of former federal minister for Kashmir Affairs Al-Haaj Syed Qasim Shah and former provincial minister for health Al-Haaj Syed Abbas Shah.

Black Britons ruling us: Tehreek-e-Hazara leader

ISLAMABAD – Tehreek-e-Sooba Hazara leader Sardar Haider Zaman has once again demanded of the federal government to wake up of its slumber and pay due heed to the masses of Hazara for the formation of Hazara province.
He was addressing a press conference here on Tuesday organized by Tehreek-e-Hazara’s Capital chapter.

Flanked by senior Tehreek leaders including Gohar Ayub Khan, Sardar Yousuf, Mushtaq Ghani, Hafiz Sajjad Qamar, Abdul Razzaq Abbasi and Haider Zaman lambasted the apathy of the rulers towards the Hazara cause.

“Years ago, we voted against Britons and became a part of Pakistan through a historical referendum but nothing has changed yet, the only difference is that ‘black Britons’ have replaced white Britons,” he said referring to the submissive disposition of the ruling elites to follow Western dictation. “This government is of the rulers, from the rulers, by the rulers,” Zaman said. “The purpose of arranging a media briefing here is to convey our message to our ‘royal’ rulers who are blindfolded in the corridors of power. We urge them to grow out of their criminal apathy and pay due heed to 100 million people of Hazara,” he added.

Further deploring the ruling elites, the Quaid-e-Tehreek said, “Leaders of any great nation are fatherly figures to the masses but look at our so-called public representatives, they lead luxurious lives, they make billions of illegal money and are completely intoxicated in power.”

Citing the recent Caravan-e-Hazara that earned huge public support and reflected Tehreek-e-Hazara’s ever-growing popularity among the people of Hazara, Sardar Haider Zaman said that he failed to understand the motives behind the criminal silence of government towards Hazara issue when masses had sacrificed their lives for the cause.

“We have resources, we have well, and we have made sacrifices, what’s the logic of keeping us away from our legitimate demand? Hazarawals would be relieved manifolds if Hazara province is formed,” he added. Zaman criticised the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government for replacing the pictures of Quaid-e-Azam with Asfandyar Wali at numerous government offices.

Tehreek-e-Hazara vows to place signboards at Kashmir and GB borders

ISLAMABAD- Central senior leader Tehreek-e-Hazara Gohar Ayub Khan says a signboard of Hazara province would be set up at Garhi Habibullah, a Tehsil that segregates Hazara with Azad Jammu Kashmir, while another signboard would be placed in Basham, another Tehsil that borders Hazara and Gilgit-Baltistan.
Masses have moved the local courts the other day with the applications to nominate Chief Minister KP Ameer Haier Khan Hoti as prime convict in April 12 killings. Last month, the victim families moved Supreme Court for suo moto action against the infamous incident.

“People want immediate justice, they moved local courts and they moved SC. Everybody knows it was this CM who had ordered the April 12 killings. The victims’ families are not ready to forgive him that’s why they refused to get compensation cheques,” Gohar Ayub Khan adds.

It is pertinent to mention here that people of Hazara deem it worthy not to buy rulers’ stance. They are least concerned if it takes a parliamentary amendment or an executive order, unanimous consensus or a new legislation for the Hazara province to surface on the world’s map. For them, the province of Hazara has come into formation and it requires no material or verbal evidence.

From Haripur to Kohistan, dozens of signboards welcome the visitors on behalf of Hazara province. The fact that no administrative machinery, local government or provincial regime can dare remove these signboards is itself a manifestation of the charged air that runs in Hazara region.

One such signboard placed at Ghazi, a Tehsil of District Haripur, is installed next to police check post. The police officials deputed at the picket say that they cannot remove the signboard on account of negative public fallout. “We can’t dare dislodge these hoardings because if we do so, people would set this picket ablaze,” one senior police official told.

Quaid-e-Tehreek-e-Hazara Sardar Haider Zaman asks in challenging tone, “Who would remove these boards? The Chief Minister Hoti whom the people deem as major culprit in April 12 killings? The one who had to flee from Abbottabad during his last visit?”

Victims of April 12 killings in Abbottabad moved Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD – Hundreds of victims of the infamous April 12 killings in Abbottabad during protests for Hazara province moved the Supreme Court on Wednesday, seeking the Chief Justice of Pakistan’s intervention.

The family members of the protestors who were killed and injured assembled at Constitution Avenue outside the Supreme Court’s buildings. The family representatives headed by former Speaker National Assembly Gohar Ayub Khan met Registrar Supreme Court Dr Faqir Hussain in his office and submitted an application against the April 12 carnage. In the application, the petitioners sought suo moto action from the CJ and rejected the findings of the Judicial Commission terming them politically motivated and demanded of registration of FIR against the responsible elements.

On the occasion, Gohar Ayub Khan said that the families of 7 slain protestors of the total 13 and those of 64 injured assembled at the Constitution Avenue in pursuit of justice. According to Gohar, majority of the injured protestors (more than 250) were seriously injured and could not travel to Islamabad in order to present their case and their families represented them.

Pinpointing stark flaws in the controversial FIR that was registered against Tehreek-e-Hazara leaders on April 13, Gohar Ayub said that Member National Assembly, Sardar Shah Jahan Yousuf, along with other Thehreek leaders was also nominated in the FIR, despite the fact that he was not in Pakistan when the protests had taken place. “Isn’t it enough to prove their malicious intentions? I’m a former Army officer and as per my experience, a full battalion hardy fires 800 bullets, if any crisis erupts and the ANP touts fired 1,500 bullets on innocent protesters! It’s a recall to infamous Jallianwala Bagh incident,” he added.

He said that Hazara had five districts and its 7.5 million population was greater than those of Denmark, Tajikistan and Israel. “Even in our neighbourhood, India had 7 provinces initially, now it has 28 and 14 more are likely to be formed. On the other hand, the Governments here did not bother to create more administrative units out of superficial political motives,” he added.

Nazeer Muhammad, father of slain youth Yasir, who fell victim to indiscriminate firing of Peshawar police on April 12, hoped that the CJP, following his legacy, would bring the culprits to book and justice would be served soon.