PAKISTAN: Provinces to curb sale of hate material
Centre issues list of banned books, audio, newspapers

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Islamabad — The centre has directed provinces to strictly curb publication and sale of hate material and issued a list of recently-banned books, cassettes, CDs, dailies, weeklies, monthlies and pamphlets being sold in the country, informed sources told Dawn on Wednesday.

The sources said the National Crisis Management Cell (NCMC) had issued the list of hate material recently banned by the government so that their publication and sale could be stopped.

The list also contains CDs of the proscribed Baloch Liberation Army and foreigners (Arabs) who have been declared extremists by the government. These CDs carry speeches and guerrilla training material.

The government also declared hate material the daily, weekly and monthly publications of some banned organisations including Jamaat-ul-Dawa Pakistan, Lashkar-i-Tayyaba, Khuddam-ul-Islam, Harkat-i-Jihad-i-Islami, Al Rashid Trust, Al Akhtar Trust International, Millat-i-Islamia Pakistan, Lashkar-i-Jhangvi and Islami Tehrik Pakistan.

The books that have been banned include the following: ‘Phir Main Hidayat Pa Gaya’ written by Allama Dr Mohammad Samavi (Shia) printed by Moassisa Ahle Bait Pakistan (the book has been translated into Urdu by Roshan Ali Najfi). ‘Tohfa Hanfia Jawab Tohfa Jaffaria’ written by Ghulam Hussain Najfi and published by Jamiat-ul-Muntazir Lahore. The author of the book was murdered on April 1, 2005 in Lahore. ‘Seraat-i-Mustaqeem’ written by Syed Ahmed Shaheed (Deoband), published by Islami Academy Lahore, ‘Taqviat-ul-Emaan’ written by Shah Ismail Shaheed of Deoband sect and published by Al-Maktab Al Shifa Sheesh Mahal Road Lahore, ‘Fatwa Rasheedia’ written by Maulana Rasheed Ahmed Gangohi and published by Education Press Pakistan Karachi, ‘Shia Aur Hazrat Ali’ written by Maulana Kaleemullah Rabbani (Deoband) published by Haq Nawaz Shaheed Library Sargodha, ‘Ikhtilaf-i-Ummat aur Siraat-i-Mustaqeem’ written by Maulana Mohammad Yousuf Ludhianvi (Deoband) published by Maktab Ludhanvia, ‘Miraj-i-Sahabiat Bajawab Miyar Sahabit’written by Maulana Mehar Mohammad (Deoband) published by Tahaffuze Namoos-i- Sahaba Pakistan, ‘Sunni Mazhab Sacha Hai’ written by Hafiz Mehar Mohammad Mianwalvi published by Maktab Usmania Bin Hafiz Gee Mianwali, ‘Al Majalis-ul-Irfan Shariat aur Siyat’ written by Allama Syed Irfan Haider Abidi (Shia) published by Mahfooz Book Agency Karachi, ‘Shia Hi Ahle Sunnat Hain’ written by Dr Mohammad Tajani Samaavi (Shia) published by Ansarian publications Qum/Iran, ‘Tohfa Imamia’ written by Hafiz Mehar Mohammad Mianwali (Deoband) published by Maktab Usmania Bin Hafiz Jee Mianwali, ‘Haqeeqat Tabarra’ written by Allama Faroogh Kazmi (Shia) published by Idara-i-Tehzeeb-o-Adab Lukhnow, ‘Allama Ziaur Rehman Farooqi Shaheed Hayat-o-Khidmat’ written by Sanaullah Saad Shuja Abadi (Deoband) published by Maktaba Bukhari Liayari Town Karachi, ‘Muqabala Musavri’ written by general secretary of Pakistan Bible Society Anarkali Lahore and ‘Maloomat-i-Ittelaat written by workers Quaid-i-Millat (Shia community).

Daily newspaper
Islam of Al Rashid Trust published in Karachi.

Weekly Magazines
‘Risalat-ul-Ikhwan’ published from London, ‘Ghazwa’ of Jamaat ud Dawa Pakistan, ‘Al Qalam’, ‘Rah-i-Wafa’ and Jaish-i-Mohammad of Khuddam ul Islam, ‘Zarb-i-Momin’, ‘Khawateen’, ‘Bachoon Ka Islam’ and ‘Islam’ of Al-Rashid Trust, ‘Al Akhtar’ of Al-Akhtar Trust and ‘Al Arif’ of Islami Tehrik Pakistan.

‘Nafhat’ of Mille Bahayian Pakistan, ‘Al Dawa’, ‘Tayyabat for Women’, ‘Zarb-i-Tayyaba’ and Voice of Islam of Jamaat ud Dawa, ‘Khilafat-i-Rashida’ of Millat-i-Islamia Pakistan, ‘Intaqam-i-Haq’ of Lashkar-i-Jhangvi, ‘Al Hadi’ and Al Muntazir of Islami Tehrik Pakistan.

Date Posted: 9/21/2006

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