On Tuesday, 03 February (2015), some media outlets carried a news attributed to a government intelligence report claiming that a Pakistani diplomat, Mohammad Mazhar Khan, was channelling money earned from a currency scam to various organizations including Hizb ut Tahrir. Our response to such baseless and politically motivated claim is as follows and we request the media outlets to carry our statement for the sake of journalistic objectivity and conveying the real truth to the people:
- The stated policy of Hizb ut Tahrir, which is well known, is that the party does not maintain any form of relations with any embassies or diplomatic missions, nor with their officials, let alone receive money and funding from them. The party funds itself from the contributions and donations of its members and supporters who happily spend in the way of Allah due to their commitment and dedication to the Islamic cause of establishing the Khilafah.
- It is also well known that Hizb ut Tahrir is engaged in an intense political struggle against the Pakistani regime, exposing to the people of Pakistan the regime’s collaboration with America, it’s treachery against the Muslims and its failure to look after the affairs of the people. In response the Pakistani regime has been relentless in its persecution of the party’s members and workers by arresting and abducting them including the official spokesman of the party in Pakistan, Mr Naveed Butt who was abducted two years ago and has still not been released. Therefore any claim of the party’s co-operation with the diplomatic officials of the Pakistani regime is absurd to say the least.
- What is noticed about this so-called intelligence report is that it comes at a time when the party is engaged in an extensive political campaign working to organize the people and the sincere military officers for the immediate removal of tyrant Hasina and the current ruling system; and establishing the Khilafah. The purpose of the report is therefore nothing more than a desperate attempt to malign the party in the hope of obstructing the successes of the campaign.
However the government and its cronies should know that Hizb ut Tahrir is well connected with the people and the party members are well integrated within all social circles. The people as well as the sincere military officers know the party very well and they will not be deceived by the government’s flimsy propaganda. And Allah willing the Khilafah will be established soon as promised by Him (swt) and prophesized by the Prophet (saw), no matter how much false propaganda or repression the government undertook against the party.