"Liberate Iraq" Demonstrations to Take Place Across Pakistan This Friday

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Thousands of Muslims from across Pakistan will take part in massive demonstrations this Friday, 29th October 2004, under the banner Â?Liberate IraqÂ?.

Thousands of Muslims from across Pakistan will take part in massive demonstrations this Friday, 29th October 2004, under the banner “Liberate Iraq”. The demonstrations, in Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi and Peshawar, are organised by Hizb ut-Tahrir [Pakistan] and will call for an end to America’s occupation of Iraq and the re-establishment of the Islamic Khilafah [Caliphate].

The demonstrations will take place despite the continued intimidation and harassment of Hizb ut-Tahrir members and supporters across Pakistan. In recent weeks, authorities have used heavy handed tactics to abduct party members without charge, torture them and file bogus charges against them. This is the reality of Musharraf’s “enlightened moderation”, where peaceful dissent and protest is met with an iron fist.

Dr Imran Waheed, the Representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Britain, said, “Thousands of demonstrators will raise their voices against the occupation of Iraq and the rulers of the Muslim world who have blindly submitted to the West’s colonial designs and butchery of Iraq’s Muslims. They will call for the re-establishment of the Islamic Khilafah which will end subservience to foreign colonialist powers and unify the vast armies and resources of the Muslim world into a single state.”

“The Khilafah – the true and practical Islamic leadership - is now on the horizon. Now is the time for the Muslims of Pakistan, particularly the people of power and influence, to work alongside Hizb ut-Tahrir to remove the weak Musharraf and establish the Islamic Khilafah.”

The demonstrations will take place immediately after Friday prayers at the following locations across Pakistan:

Lahore – Muslim Mosque [Lohari] to Shah Alami Chowk

Karachi – Lal Mosque [Nazimabad] to Khilafat Chowk

Rawalpindi – Ghulam Ullah Mosque [Raja Bazar] to Fawwara Chowk

Peshawar – Mahabat Khan Mosque to Chowk Yadgaar

Speakers at the demonstrations include Naveed Butt, Mehboob Shah, Taimur Butt, Imran Fawad, Tahir Akbar, Irfan Ullah, Rizwan Sheikh, Irfan Paracha, Dr. Abdul Wajid, Saad Jagranvi, Hakeem Ahsan Jagranvi, Dr. Abdul Qayyum, Asim Abbas and Dr. Ismail Sheikh.

Notes to Editors:    

Hizb ut-Tahrir is an independent Islamic political party. The party works throughout the Islamic world, including Pakistan, to resume the Islamic way of life by re-establishing the Islamic Khilafah [Caliphate]. The party adheres to Islamic law in all aspects of its work and considers violence or armed struggle against the regime, as a method to re-establish the Islamic State, to be forbidden by Islamic law. In the Western world, the party seeks to explain the Islamic ideology to Muslims, to create a dialogue with Western thinkers and to present a positive image of Islam to Western society.

Contact:

Pakistan

Naveed Butt – Official Spokesman of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Pakistan

Email: spokesman@khilafah.com.pk

Phone: +92(0)300-4416500

UK

Imran Waheed – Media Representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Britain

Email: imran.waheed@hizb-ut-tahrir.org.uk

Phone: 07074-192400 [+44(0)7800-548843 from outside the UK]

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