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US screening plan ‘genocide’ of cultural values: Rabbani

January 14, 2010

ISLAMABAD: Senators have demanded that the president and the prime minister should not undertake visits to the United States till the US government withdraws new screening guidelines for body search of Pakistani citizens.

The Senate on Wednesday began discussion on an adjournment motion regarding issuance of new set of screening guidelines by the United States subjecting Pakistani passengers to special scrutiny. The motion was moved by Mian Raza Rabbani and Deputy Chairman Jan Muhammad Jamali.

Leader of the Opposition Senator Wasim Sajjad demanded that the US should officially be conveyed that such a treatment of Pakistani passengers was not acceptable. He also proposed that the issue should be raised at the UN Human Rights Commission. He said the president and the prime minister should not visit the US till Washington withdraws such body search restrictions on Pakistanis.

Wasim Sajjad also suggested that the foreign minister should visit the United States to convey concerns of the Pakistani nation and parliament over undignified behaviour with Pakistani citizens at American and European countries airports.

Earlier, initiating the debate, Mian Raza Rabbani, who was one of the two co-movers, said these screening guidelines are sheer violation of the International Human Rights Charter and the government should raise the issue at global forums. He also demanded that a protest memorandum should be handed over to the US Embassy in Islamabad. Rabbani termed the new screening guidelines genocide of cultural values, saying the citizens of third world countries also enjoy the rights equal to those of developed countries.

He said the US restrictions were also sheer violation of Article 1 and Article 2 of universal declaration of human rights. ANP’s Senator Haji Adeel called for tit-for-tat response to the Americans. Jan Muhammad Jamali, the other mover, demanded that Americans should be subjected to the same screening guidelines on their arrival in Pakistan.

The Senate also unanimously passed the Federal Board of Revenue (Amendment) Act 2009 further to amend the Federal Board of Revenue Act 2007. Online adds: Minister for Housing Rehmatullah Kakar informed the Upper House that the members of parliament had not been allotted plots in the federal capital, however proposals in this regard are underway.

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  2. Americans are going to give a shit to these Pakitani requests. It is despicable to see Pakistanis are not taking firm stand with Americans about it.

    We should reciprocate by imposing similar screening measures for Americans and treat them in the same humiliating manner as they do to us.

    I’d propose to regard Pakistanis travelling on American Passports as Americans and also strip their clothes off on arrival. Would be very interesting, hummm….


  3. FORGET ABOUT THIS SIDE SHOW THE REAL PROBLEM ARE THE AMERICAN DRONES WHICH ARE KILLING PAKISTANI CIVILLIANS ON A DAILY BASIS WHEN IS THIS CURRUPT GOVERMENT OF ZARDARI AND THE PAK ARMY GOING TO SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH AND START SHOOTING THESE FUCKING DRONES DOWN THE ONLY COUNTRY IN THE WHOLE WORLD THAT LETS AN OUTSIDER BOMB ITS OWN PEOPLE WITHOUT RETALIATING IF WE HAVE LEADERS LIKE ZARDARI MALIK ETC ETC WHO NEEDS ENEMIES
    BY NUJAT A PATRIOTIC PAKISTANI


  4. All of us Pakistanies should ban the use of US made produce and also not visit the USA. All flights from Pakistan to EU and USA should be cancelled.


    • I agree with you completely.


  5. responding them by taking their clothes-off will only make them more happy, as they(some of them) want to do it more often but their countries’ rules stops them to take all their clothes-off in public, they are only doing it to offend muslims because everybody knows that not only women but also muslim men also like to cover themselves up and not to be seen naked anywhere in public. its a test for us all, need to do Duaa alot, so that this “humiliation” of humanity (by animal-like-people)will end soon inshaAllah.


  6. AOA

    In response to the US our government should:

    – Stop all official visits to the US.
    – Start screening of US citizens at Pakistani airports (the screening process should be at least 6 hours long)
    – The government to issue a statement discouraging Pakistani’s to visit the US.

    – Stop all PIA flights to the US.
    – Send Zardari, Rehman malik and coy to US in the first flight.


  7. Pakistanis should do the same. They should strip all of them at the airport. I don’t understand when will we learn to respect ourselves? It’s a freakin shame what they are doing to us..



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