Yesterday, the notorious, cross dressing, Lal Masjid Mullah Abdul Aziz gave the Friday Khutba (speech). During this speech, he was his usual hateful and sectarian self. Interestingly, he also attacked and threatened Imran Khan’s political rivals; in particular Asif Ali Zardari.
“Even the ‘Khutbas’ in Imran’s regime would be read to malign his political opponents.The Daeshi/ISIS affiliated mulla Abdul Aziz had emerged after a long time only to talk about the alleged corruption of Asif Zardari & Others. Remember, Imran is an Interior Minister as well and he has recently pledged to dismantle all Jihadist outfits”.
So clearly, the PTI Government has lied. PM Imran Khan and the PTI government’s official spokesperson, Fawad Chaudhry have publicly assured us that banned organisations will not be allowed to operate.
Ground realities contradict this truth. The notorious Lal Masjid was designated to host another government-appointed speaker. But yesterday, it was the same Abdul Aziz who publicly flouted the PTI government’s claims and spewed his nonsense.
How did this happen? This is a question that PTI supporters should be asking their leadership. Actually, strike that. Like another ethnio-fascist party, PTI does not have a vibrant political culture of dissent and questioning.
This is the same Lal Masjid that celebrated the brutal murder of Pakistan’s former PM Benazir Bhutto. This is the same PTI government that also funded the notorious Akora Khattak madrassa to the tune of 100s of millions of ruppees. When this uncomfortable fact is brought up, PTI’s and it’s coalition partners revert to Whataboutism regarding Zardari’s alleged support to similar madrasses in Sindh.
Can someone please educate these apologists that two wrongs don’t make a right and that some of these radical mosques in Sindh were set up during the Musharaf regime. Of course, this too is an uncomfortable truth as both PTI and its coalition partners were also part of Musharaf’s cabinet.
In fact Fawad Chaudhry has gone the entire route from Musharaf to PML Q to PPP and now to PTI.