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Hizb ut Tahrir / Wilayah Pakistan:
News Commentary 06/09/2023
News Commentary by the Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir in Wilayah Pakistan.
For Real Change... Reject democracy... Establish Khilafah.
Oh Allah, restore our shield, the Khilafah Rashidah (righteous Caliphate)... Allahuma Ameen.
Wednesday, 21 Safar 1445 AH corresponding 06 September 2023 CE
The Worthless Paper Fiat Currency is the Root of inflation
The present worthless paper fiat currency of Pakistan is a mere medium of exchange. It has no intrinsic value of its own. By printing more, there is no increase in the country’s actual wealth. Real wealth is from goods, production and services. If these are not increased, then printing money only increases the volume of money. Goods and services will now be bought for more money and the country will suffer from inflation. Under the PTI regime, debt increased by 18 trillion rupees from August 2018 to March 2022. Under the PDM government, debt increased by 18.5 trillion in 15 just months. Over this period, the increase in gross domestic product was not even 15%. Thus, the huge increase in the currency has created a storm of inflation.
15 Safar 1445 AH - 31 August 2023 CE
The Khilafah can Neither Print Currency at will, Nor Earn it On Interest
Islam takes away the power of the state to both print money at will and earn interest. In Islam, issuing a currency based on gold and silver is not an option, it is a duty. The government cannot issue currency unless the government has the same amount of gold or silver. In this way, inflation ends. The constant theft from the pockets of the people stops. The sanctity of people’s wealth is protected. The currency, the prices and the economy become stable. Upon its establishment, the Khilafah (Caliphate) on the Method of Prophethood will stop all usurious payments. These include 7,500 billion interest on federal loans, hundreds of billions of interest on circular debt, interest on loans obtained for the purchase of commodities and interest on foreign loans.
16 Safar 1445 AH - 01 September 2023 CE
Under Democracy People Are Burdened to Fill the Pockets of Independent Power Producers (IPP’s)
On 25 August 2023, it was revealed that the consumers will pay capacity charges of over Rs 124 billion for surplus capacity in power generation. A question arises here. Why are the private power companies ensured that every unit of electricity they are capable of producing will be purchased from them, even when they do not? Why did the IMF and the World Bank never object to a provision that harms the people and the economy? The answer is that Democracy serves the capitalist elite only, not the masses. Islam has declared energy as public property. Therefore, in the Khilafah, the state supervises this sector as the guardian of the people. Hence, the issues of capacity charges, inflated rates and special provisions for private companies is simply eradicated.
17 Safar 1445 AH - 02 September 2023 CE
America’s Strategic Agenda is to Weaken Pakistan While Strengthening the Hindu State
After the BJP government aligned the Hindu State with American dictation, the US has become the firm ally of the Hindu State. The US has completely changed the old dynamics of the region. The US used to provide support to Pakistan against the Hindu State. No matter how much the government of Pakistan flatters the US, the US strategic goal is to weaken Pakistan and Muslims. The US used FATF to eliminate the Kashmiri jihadist organizations. It used the IMF to destroy Pakistan’s economy. It has ensured the continued reduction of the military budget in real terms. It has ensured the slowing of the development of missiles and other strategic weapons. It is turning Pakistan’s brave, powerful military into a mere anti-terrorism force. The establishment of Khilafah (Caliphate) on the Method of the Prophethood is the only acceptable response to this evil plan.
18 Safar 1445 AH - 03 September 2023 CE
Pakistani Leadership is Cunningly Following the American Agenda
Following American dictates, Pakistani leadership is turning Pakistan into a vassal of the Hindu State in exchange for its throne. However, it is afraid that you will not allow it. Therefore, it is taking steps with shrewdness. Pakistan's leadership has limited itself to public protests, after the forced annexation of Kashmir by Modi. It gifted Modi a ceasefire on the Line of Control. It opened the Kartarpur Corridor. It allowed Indian airlines to fly through Pakistan airspace. It allowed trade in more Indian goods. It did not take advantage of the transfer of an Indian strike corps from the Pakistani border to China. It is altering the military balance between Pakistan and India constantly. It is demoralizing our forces and people into submission, by presenting “evidence” of the supremacy of the Hindu State. The Khilafah is the only option that will save us from the slavery of the Hindu state.
19 Safar 1445 AH - 04 September 2023 CE
Modi’s Agenda Will be Countered by Establishing Khilafah from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia
It is clear to the aware that Democracy, hybrid systems, dictatorships, technocratic governance and caretaker governments have all failed. The time has come to make Afghanistan an integral and important part of the Khilafah (Caliphate) established in Pakistan, under the wide vision of Islam, rather than a “strategic depth,” under the narrow agenda of nationalism. Central Asian countries becoming part of the Khilafah will be the natural next step. The expansion of the Khilafah to the Gulf would be “checkmate” for the Hindu State. This will be the beginning of unifying the Islamic World and throwing America out of this region. The soldiers and officers of Pakistan Army are ready for this great mission. O Muslims of Pakistan’ Armed Forces! Grant Nussrah to Hizb ut Tahrir for the re-establishment of the Khilafah (Caliphate) on the Method of the Prophethood. It is only after that we can practically start this mission.
20 Safar 1445 AH - 05 September 2023 CE
The People are Crushed by Electricity Bills for the Profit of the Owners of Banks and Private Power Plants
With the arrival of the August bills, the public’s patience finally ran out. For the past several years, electricity bills have been increasing rapidly, upon dictation by the IMF. From July last year to July this year, electricity bills were hiked by Rs 18 per unit. A further hike of 26 per cent in August bills has left the public reeling. Many people have committed suicide. Public protests are gaining momentum in the markets. Police are being deployed to prevent attacks, on the offices of electricity distribution companies. The real reason for this oppression, on the people, is the looting of their hard earned money, to secure profits of banks and the private power plant owners.
21 Safar 1445 AH - 06 September 2023 CE