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Pakistani Jewish Vote?

The Pakistani Election Commission lists approximately 800 voters as Jewish although there are virtually no Jews in the country, according to the country’s The News website contributor Dr. Abdul Majeed Abid.

He facetiously asked, “We can only wait to see which way the ‘Jewish vote’ goes, if it goes anywhere.”

He noted that no Jews are running for public office and no political party has tried to woo the supposed Jewish voters, leaving open the question why the Elections Commission bothers to list Jews as a minority.

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


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12 Responses to “Pakistani Jewish Vote?”

  1. In fact there is an allegedly 200-250 strong small remnant of a Jewish community, indded from the British colonial era.

  2. There are Jews Living in Pakistan, I know some. They don't introduce or announce themselves as jews, but living off as Parsis or Christian or even Muslims. If you want to find some, you need someone with access to the NADRA database, which is by the way not very difficult. The Election commission gets its record from NADRA database, and there you can find their names and phone numbers and can call them (Jewish Pakistanis) and ask for yourselves.

  3. I am a Pakistani Jew (my maternal grandmother was a Jew from Iran migrated to Pakistan) and we are struggling for Jews rights in Pakistan against the anti-Semitic policies. I support the divine right of Jews for a State of Israel.

  4. Ruby Akhtar says:

    Ruby's past life history that is told by Rabbi Rafael 2011.

    Ruby Akhtar is a Pakistani-born activist. She comes from a Pakistani Jewish family.

    – Yes, I was surprised too, but there were Jews in Pakistan since before it was Pakistan. The last synagogue in Karachi closed in 1984. Ruby was married to a Christian man, and lived as a Christian. I have spoken to her sisters, who are Jewish — not frum, one of them does go to an Orthodox shul though. So you will see online references to Ruby in her "xtian period" — and she is still strongly connected to Pakistani Christians in England and in Pakistan. But she lives now as a Jew. Again, not frum, I would like to mekarev her and her family. I have already redirected her activism into the line of shleimus haaretz, and I make no secret of it, everyone pushes their own agenda, so do I, but it is for her own good, and she agrees with it.

  5. Ruby Akhtar says:

    Pakistan is in a mess that the whole world can see. On top of it the Brutality is increasing Day by Day by Killing every Christian/Jews and others. Who do not Share the same faith as them. This is not Democracy and the time is now come to the World Leaders must address it Here is the body of complete NGO.

    You could include the aims and objectives of mine not neglecting the Minorities (Hindus, Sikhs and non-believers) and you could add some of your own that fits appropriate for the NGO. Mr.Moaz Ghanni is a young man from Pakistan, a muslim who wants to convert to Christianity and never wants to go back to Pakistan any more. Could you also put him somewhere he can fit into our NGO. One of the objectives women and girls who are bondage of the muslim world, we want justice to be offered to them and right to live as equal citizens of the country. Also Farooq you cant amend the objectives but use what it is saying it.Second objective the NGO is standing fore west as well like Britain, Austria and USA they don't have the human rights so we will take up the cause for them too.

    They have been robbed their rights since 61 NGO's across the world and they all have got their label as pro-islam but Ruby's NGO don't want that label. One of the case is they don't have any human rights for any non muslims in this country because when one of them burnt a quran got 70 day in prison but when they burnt a poppy he was only fined and left uncharged. So we want equal rights as the muslims in the west. The same rule applies to everyone irrespective of their religions.

    Ruby's NGO is a pro-humanitarian for jews christians, hindus sikhs buddhists and atheists and who ever is the victim of faith ie; muslims. West is the victim of islam and there are none to defend them. We are the voice for the voiceless no matter where they they belong worldwide. This makes us different from all other 61 NGO's. Whoever goes to other countries must obey their rules and remain under their sovereignty.

    No funds should be given to do or build anything that overrides the tradition of the country as the Arab world is doing. So Farooq pls. concentrate on the NGO and get the work done quickly because time is short and we have a lot to do. We need contributions in whatever form it is. Ex-muslims must be given the freedom to exercise their freedom and not to be intimidated by their fellow muslims. Middle east policy for Israel is open to debate. If you have any doubts feel free to contact me any time.

    ruby_akhtar@hotmail.co.uk

  6. Ruby Akhtar says:

    England's middle east policy.

    Ruby Akhtar supports Israel and the Land of Israel in Jewish hands in the entirety of it’s territory, from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean. Surrendering of the biblical territories of Judea and Samaria unto Muslim Arab hands, God forbid, would create a de-facto fundamentalist Muslim state akin to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, or Hezbola’s territory in Lebanon.

    Aware of the greater implications of yet another Islamic state in the already radicalized Arab world, Ruby strongly cautions against pressing Israel into territorial concessions; and opposes any recognition of the PLO, Hamas and other terrorist organization that aim for the establishment of a "Palestinian" Arab state.
    Ruby Akhtar will oppose the UK’s support for such nationalism.

    Furthermore, Ruby advocates for the persecuted Christian minorities in Muslim countries in the Middle and Far East. Ruby will not allow other interests to get in the way of protecting the victims of Muslim intolerance.

  7. Ruby Akhtar says:

    Send me friend request please! Faisal KSomething?

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