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Saturday, 27 April 2013


Benazir Bhutto’s letter to U.S. Senator Gailbraith

‘Help Me Stay In Power, Please!’
A Muslim Leader’s Plea
To Her Foreign Masters

(By: M. Javed Naseem)

وَٱلَّذِينَ تَدْعُونَ مِن دُونِهِ لاَ يَسْتَطِيعُونَ نَصْرَكُمْ وَلاۤ أَنْفُسَهُمْ يَنْصُرُونَ
"But those you call upon besides Him, are unable
to help you, and indeed to help themselves."
(al-Quran 7:197)

Politics in South Asia is monopolized by a handful of feudal families, just like many other countries, but with one difference: Most of these feudal politicians are not very educated, enlightened or open-minded. They are neither honest nor sincere with the people whom they beg for votes during election season and trample afterwards. They might have fake or real degrees/diplomas but in reality, they are ignorant or uneducated people. They might claim to be Muslims but they do everything against the teachings of the Quran and the Prophet (s.a.w.). They are very prejudiced, racist and hypocrites (‘Munafiqeen’). Allah says:

وَلاَ تَرْكَنُوۤاْ إِلَى ٱلَّذِينَ ظَلَمُواْ فَتَمَسَّكُمُ ٱلنَّارُ
وَمَا لَكُمْ مِّن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ مِنْ أَوْلِيَآءَ ثُمَّ لاَ تُنصَرُونَ
“And incline not to those who do wrong, or
the Fire will seize you; and you have no protectors
other than Allah, nor shall you be helped.”
(al-Quran 11:113)

Those feudal lords who send their children to Europe and America for education, they don’t instill in them any ideology or concept of service to humanity through power. They are brain-washed and mesmerized by the luxurious lifestyle of the rich and famous of the West. And they like to copy that.
Politicians in general, and South Asian politicians in particular, enter the ring to gain power and get rich because these two elements help them rule the poor masses, stay in control of all the resources, and plunder the riches of the nation. They create a system, with the help of their foreign masters and local gangsters, crooks, corrupt administrators and conscienceless political collaborators – a system that gives them immunity from any accountability or punishment. And they live happily ever after! I have a news for them!

أُولَـٰئِكَ ٱلَّذِينَ ٱشْتَرَوُاْ ٱلْحَيَاةَ ٱلدُّنْيَا بِٱلآخِرَةِ
فَلاَ يُخَفَّفُ عَنْهُمُ ٱلْعَذَابُ وَلاَ هُمْ يُنصَرُونَ
“These are the people who buy the life of this
world at the price of the Hereafter. Their penalty
shall not be lightened nor shall they be helped.”
(al-Quran 2:86)

When a leader puts his own interest in front of the interest of his nation/country, he becomes selfish, dishonest and corrupt. Therefore, he is easily recruited by any foreign power that takes care of his personal interest, and keeps him in power to serve their master’s interests. It is an open fact that foreign ‘help’ comes with many strings attached. Only those leaders accept the humiliating terms and conditions of such support who don’t have strong faith in Allah but have total trust in conniving human beings.

لاَ يَسْتَطِيعُونَ نَصْرَهُمْ وَهُمْ لَهُمْ جُندٌ مٌّحْضَرُونَ
“They have not the power to help them; but
they will be brought up (before Our Judgment-seat)
as a troop (to be condemned).”
(al-Quran 36:75)

Today’s Muslim world is full of that kind of leaders who shamelessly carry out the orders of their foreign masters without any regard to their nations’ or countries’ plight. They don’t care about their nation’s or country’s interests. They have only brought misery to their own people. For their survival, they depend on others who can’t guarantee their own survival. Allah warns them in the Holy Quran:

لاَّ يَتَّخِذِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنُونَ ٱلْكَافِرِينَ أَوْلِيَآءَ مِنْ  دُونِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
وَمَن يَفْعَلْ ذٰلِكَ فَلَيْسَ مِنَ ٱللَّهِ فِى شَيْءٍ إِلاَّ أَن تَتَّقُواْ
مِنْهُمْ تُقَاةً وَيُحَذِّرْكُمُ ٱللَّهُ نَفْسَهُ وَإِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ ٱلْمَصِيرُ
“Let not the believers take for friends or helpers
unbelievers rather than believers. If any do that,
in nothing will there be help from Allah, except
by way of precaution, that you may guard yourselves
from them. But Allah cautions you (to remember)
Him, for the final return is to Allah.”
(al-Quran 3:28)

Those who put their trust in Allah, they are never disappointed. Their faith is not shaky because they know that Allah’s help will come.

وَمَا جَعَلَهُ ٱللَّهُ إِلاَّ بُشْرَىٰ لَكُمْ وَلِتَطْمَئِنَّ قُلُوبُكُمْ بِهِ
وَمَا ٱلنَّصْرُ إِلاَّ مِنْ عِندِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلْعَزِيزِ ٱلْحَكِيمِ
“Allah made it but a message of hope for you,
and an assurance to your hearts. (In any case) there
is no help except from Allah. The Exalted, the Wise.”
(al-Quran 3:126)

Those with weak and shaky faith are doubtful of Allah’s help and ask men for assurance. Instead of asking the Creator for help, they beg the creation for support. They are not aware of the fact that Allah gave us guarantee of His help in the Holy Quran:
أَمَّنْ هَـٰذَا ٱلَّذِى هُوَ جُندٌ لَّكُمْ يَنصُرُكُمْ مِّن دُونِ ٱلرَّحْمَـٰنِ
إِنِ ٱلْكَافِرُونَ إِلاَّ فِى غُرُورٍ
“Nay, who is there that can help you, (even as)
an army, besides (Allah) the Most Merciful?
In nothing but delusion are the unbelievers.”
(al-Quran 67:20)
To benefit from this promise of Allah, we need to hold on fast to the two basic elements of Islam: ‘Sabr’ (patient perseverance) and ‘Salaat’ (prayer):

يَآأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ ٱسْتَعِينُواْ بِٱلصَّبْرِ وَٱلصَّلاَةِ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ مَعَ ٱلصَّابِرِينَ
“O you who believe! Seek help with patient
perseverance and prayer; for Allah is with those
who patiently persevere.”
(al-Quran 2:153)

All help and protection comes from the Almighty Allah and there are no strings attached. You need to be a true believer (worshipping Him alone, honestly and sincerely in all circumstances; submitting to Him and obeying His commands).

وَمَآ أَنتُمْ بِمُعْجِزِينَ فِى ٱلأَرْضِ وَلاَ فِى ٱلسَّمَآءِ
وَمَا لَكُمْ مِّن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ مِن وَلِيٍّ وَلاَ نَصِيرٍ
"Not on earth nor in heaven will you be able (fleeing)
to frustrate (His plan), nor have you, besides Allah,
any protector or helper."
(al-Quran 29:22)

Today, those who are asking the evil forces for help should know what kind of help they will get. They should open their eyes and learn lessons from Vietnam, Korea, Sudan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Palestine, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and Syria.

فَلْيَدْعُ نَادِيَه سَنَدْعُو ٱلزَّبَانِيَةَ ُ
“Then, let him call (for help) to his council
(of comrades); We will call on the angels of
punishment (to deal with him)!”
(al-Quran 96:17-18)

The message is loud and clear; and the signs are visible everywhere. We must be blind not to see them.

The True Face of a ‘Shaheed’
A few years ago somebody shared this document with me but I couldn’t use it in my book. So I am sharing it with you now along with the links.

Here’s the transcript and translation of Benazir Bhutto’s letter that she wrote to the U.S. Senator Peter Gailbraith on 14th September, 1990 (when she had been removed from power). It was already published in Pakistani newspapers (e.g., The Nation, dated 4/7/1997). May Allah protect Pakistan from traitors and hypocrites (‘Munafiqeen’). … Ameen.

If this letter is real then it shows the true face of PPP politicians. Self-interest is more important than the country's interest. This is what all politicians, irrespective of "N" and "Q" and others, are endeavoring for. Is there any honest and sincere politician in Pakistan?

Dear Peter Gailbraith, 
عڑیز پیٹر گلبرائتھ۔
I do not know how to thank you for your so many favors to me and my family. As you know that the orders of my dismissal were drafted in the JAG branch of the GHQ, and it was not possible for me to pull along with the army and they subverted my Government.
مجھے نہیں معلوم کہ آپ کے انُ احسانات کا کس طرح شکریہ ادا کروں جو آپ نے مجھ پر اور میرے خاندان پر کرے۔ جیسا کہ آپ کو معلوم ہوگا کہ میری حکومت کی برطرفی کے احکامات جی ایچ کیو میں لکھے گئے اور میرے لئے فوج سے ٹکر لینا ممکن نہیں تھا تو وہ میری حکومت کو گرانے میں کامیاب ہو گئے۔
I have already communicated to various friends in the Congress and especially Stephen Solaran to use their good office with President Bush so as to put maximum pressure on President Ishaq and the army in Pakistan that they do not disqualify me from the elections as it will be unjust and negation of all democratic principles for which we have struggled. 
میں پہلے ہی کانگریس میں موجود دوستوں، خاص طور پر اسٹیفن سولاران، سے درخواست کر چکی ہوں کہ وہ صدر بش کہ زریعے صدر اسحاق اور پاکستانی فوج پر بھرپور دباؤ دلوایں کہ وہ لوگ مجھے نا اھل کرار نہ دیں کیونکہ یہ بہت ناانصافی ہو گی بلکہ جمہوری اُصولوں کی بھی منافی ہو گی جن کے لیۓ ہم نے بہت جدوجہد کری ہے۔
It would be more appropriate, if military as well as economic assistance to Pakistan is stopped and all the international agencies like World Bank, IMF are told to squeeze the Government of Pakistan and if possible all supply to Pakistan should be disrupted so that normal life in Pakistan comes to stand still. 
یہ بہت بہتر ہو گا کہ پاکستان کو دی جانے والی دفاعی اور معاشی امداد روک دی جائے اور تمام عالمی ادارے جیسے ورلڈ بینک، آیئ ایم ایف کو ہدایت دی جاۓ کہ پاکستانی حکومت کو ہر طرف سے ڈرایا جاۓ اور اس کہ ساتھ ہی پاکستان کو دی جانے والی تمام امداد روک دی جاۓ تاکہ عام پاکستانی کی زندگی مکمل طور پر رکُ جاۓ۔
As long as I was the Prime Minister I kept a check on the Nuclear device but now I do not know what are the plans of Government. 
جب تک میں حکومت میں تھی تو میں نے نیوکلیَر ہھتیاروں پر کڑی نظر رکھی پر اب مجھے اس حکومت کے ارادوں کا اندازہ نہیں۔
The suspension of F-16 and its spares will bring the army to its senses. 
ایف-۱۶ طیاروں اور انُ کے فازل پرزہ جات کی رسد کی روک تھام بھی فوج کی عقّل ٹھانے لے آۓ گی۔
Dear Peter, please use your influence on V. P. Singh, the Indian Prime Minister to engage the Pakistani army on the borders so that they do not impede in my way. I wish Rajiv Gandhi had been the Prime Minister of India, things would have been easier. 
عڑیز پیٹر، بھارتی وزیرِ اعظم پر بھی اپنا اثر استعمال کر کے پاکستانی فوج کو سرحد پر پھسانے کی کوشش کریں تاکہ فوج میرے راستے میں رکاوٹ نہ ڈال سکے۔ کاش راجیو گاندھی بھارت کے وزیرِاعظم ہوتے تو بہت سے کام آسان ہوجاتے۔

Thank you with warm regards,
Sincerely yours,

Benazir Bhutto.

بے نظیر بھٹو۔

The links:  A. Saghar <>
Subject: Pakistani Americans: The True Face Of Shaheed-e-Jamhooriyat, &


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