Hezbollah is a fascist entity

Updated 28 March 2017
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Hezbollah is a fascist entity

This refers to the article “Russians to Israel over Syria: We are obliged” by Abdulrahman Al-Rashed (March 20). Russian support for Iranian activities is deplorable since Tehran is spreading sectarianism and hatred via its proxies such as Hezbollah, the Houthis and other Shiite militias. Russia must come to its senses and act in a just way so anarchy does not spread in Syria.
Hezbollah is a fascist party that is killing innocent Sunnis in Syria. If Russia wants support to combat Daesh, it should not tilt toward Hezbollah because both groups are the same and destructive to humanity. Moscow’s main concern is to save the tyrant regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, and to this end Russia is blindly supporting fascist groups.
All terrorist groups should be wiped out so innocent lives can be saved.
Iran is a problem in the Middle East. It is creating problems in Yemen via the Houthis. It is stoking tensions in Lebanon, Bahrain, Syria and Iraq. Israel’s concern over Hezbollah’s fascist activities is legitimate. Russia should support Israel in weakening Hezbollah so peace can prevail in the Middle East.


Spies deserve ‘harsh punishment’

Updated 17 April 2017
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Spies deserve ‘harsh punishment’

This refers to the story “Pakistan’s army sentences alleged Indian spy to death” (April 11, 2017). Since the announcement of the death penalty for Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Indian intelligence agent who was involved in various terrorist activities in Pakistan, the Indian media are making false allegations against Islamabad.
We are citizens of a sovereign country. No one can dictate to us how to ensure the security of our people. Jadhav’s confession regarding his activities in Pakistan is available on YouTube. That should be enough for the Indian authorities.
A spy that conducts and masterminds terrorist activities that result in the death of many people has to face harsh punishment.
I firmly believe that if the death penalty is waived in Jadhav’s case, the consequences will be worse and terrorist acts will escalate in our country.
This must come to an end.
As Sartaj Aziz, adviser on foreign affairs to the prime minister, pointed out in his recent statement, Jadhav was tried according to the law of the land, in a fully transparent manner, while granting him his rights, as per the constitution of Pakistan.
Due process has been followed in the proceedings against him.
Jadhav, a serving commander in the Indian Navy, was apprehended on March 3, 2016, having crossed into Pakistan from the Saravan border with Iran.
He was found in possession of an Indian passport issued by the government of India on May 12, 2015, and valid until May 11, 2024.
He confessed that he is a resident of Mumbai, India, still serving in the Indian Navy and that his retirement is due in 2022.
New Delhi should not underestimate the fact that the entire Pakistani population is behind the Pakistan Army.
We, Pakistanis, have been victims of massive terrorist acts for decades.
I am sure that our government and armed forces understand that there shall be no compromise where Jadhav is concerned. — Farheen Ayub, Taif