Sovereignty Issues


If questions about sovereignty were merely political weapons to be made during the KL debate, the American operation in Abbottabad has put them into start reality. The Americans may have killed their man and left, but the operation highlighted some more disturbing points such as how did the world’s most wanted terrorist mastermind get into and live in Pakistan for years without notice? And if the Americans can enter and leave Pakistan without notice, how secure are we actually?

The problem is not only that Hizb-ut-Tahrir is banned, therefore the members of this group are choosing to break the very laws they are meant to protect, rather it is something much deeper. The stated goal of Hizb-ut-Tahrir is for all Muslim countries to unify under a Khalifa. That means that supporters of Hizb-ut-Tahrir are by definition anti-Pakistan.

For all the worry about sovereignty, it is Hizb-ut-Tahrir that believes that Pakistan does not deserve sovereignty but should be subservient to a foreign dictator (Khaliph). How can members of Hizb-ut-Tahrir be soldiers sworn to defend Pakistan if they do not believe Pakistan should exist? There are some journalists and media celebrities who are defending these arrested officers and trying to claim that it is an attack on Islamic ideology, but this is fundamentally incorrect.

Neither is it simply a matter of technicalities. When the Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan spoke to the media to take credit for the suicide bombing on a police station over the weekend, he bragged that it was carried out by “Uzbek nationals”. This means that Pakistan’s sovereignty was violated once again by foreign agents crossing our borders and carrying out attacks on our security services. As usual, the Ghairat Brigade is silent on this fact.

We have sacrificed too much for this country to let it be slowly eroded away. We should be vigilant about protecting our sovereignty from violation by larger powers like India and US, but in doing so we should not ignore what is going on underneath our very nose.


Author: Mahmood Adeel


  1. Mahmood Adeel, I believe you are highly qualified critical
    analyst,who finds faults within the geological fault? Do
    you have viable solution that the nation must know and be
    able to follow.Your group keeps throwing rotten eggs and over-ripe tomatoes at this imaginary ‘Ghairat Brigade’ Do
    you have the Brigade Commander’s name, who is the BM and DQ,and other office holders? We the ordinary public must
    know who these Villains are, so that we should keep them
    at arms length.

    • @Khalid I am happy to provide the organizational details to you! Actually, I am surprised that you do not already know them since they are in the media every day. Brigade Commander’s name is “Mr Well Informed Source”. Other well known members are “Mr Official Source”, “Mr Some Say” and “Mr It Has Been Learned”. I strongly suggest you definitely keep these villains at arms length!

  2. Only ‘One Person’ qualifies to all the mentioned titles.
    Surprisingly he is on facebook trying to be an expert on
    International issues when he cannot control and clean up
    the Interior mess.

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