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Rana Sanaullah has ties with sectarian terrorists? Shame on you, PML-N

PML-Q MNA Waqas Akram of Jhang has accused Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah of having ties with the leader of Jamaat Ahl-e-Sunna (formerly Sipah-e-Sahaba) and of touring Jhang with this militant in an attempt to gain some votes.

Waqas Akram’s allegation was seconded by Minister of State for Interior Tasneem Qureshi who said that the issue would be taken up with the Interior Ministry and by PPP chief whip and Labour and Manpower Minister Khurshid Ahmad Shah. Waqas Akram also got unexpected support from a member of Rana Sanaullah’s own party Rashid Akbar Niwani who described how the police of his district Bhakkar are helpless to arrest this militant leader. He even went so far as to say that “This is ‘Azaab-i-Elahi’ (divine torment) we are nurturing” As Raja Asghar notes in his report, Niwani was himself wounded in a suicide attack at his home which might explain his bold stance against his own party member.

According to Waqas Akram:

Speaking on the point of order in National Assembly, Sh Waqas Akram said that provincial law minister Rana Sanaullah visited Jhang on February 21 in connection with bye-election in PP-82. During his visit, law minister met with the chief of a banned organisation and took him to the election campaign in an official vehicle of the Punjab government with police escort headed by a Deputy Superintendent Police (DSP), Waqas Akram further alleged.
He further said that he had no interest in the said constituency (PP-82), as it was a rural constituency from where PML-Q had fielded no candidate, however, PPP and PML-N were contesting the elections in that constituency.
“I urge these political parties not to put the lives of people in danger for the sake of some votes,” he appealed.

In October 2009, Ayesha Siddiqua had described the hostility and non-cooperation of the Jhang district government as well as the Punjab government in her attempt to learn more about militancy in the district. Ayesha Siddiqua especially mentioned the accusations made by Rana Sanaullah that by trying to study the issue of sectarian militancy, she was “using a Western lens” to look at the issue. Rana Sanaullah also went out of his way to deny the presence of Jaish-e-Muhammad in Southern Punjab. Now it turns out that not only is Rana Sanaullah denying the presence of militancy in Southern Punjab but he is also maintaining his ties with these groups in order to strengthen his vote bank. Shame on PML-N leaders like Rana Sanaullah for allying themselves with terrorist groups who are slaughtering innocent Pakistanis and launching attacks against other PML-N politicians. Will it take a suicide attack on Rana Sanaullah for him to finally see reason?

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    15TH CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT OR SHARIAT BILL

    The government of Nawaz Sharif introduced the 15th Constitutional Amendment Bill in the National Assembly, on August 28, 1998, that was immediately passed by the NA body concerned. The original version that was placed before the parliament in August was a virtual outline for establishment of theocratic fascism. It would have given the prime minister powers, first, to enforce what he thought was right and to prohibit what he considered was wrong in Islam and Shariat, irrespective of what the constitution or any judgment of the courts said; secondly, to make future amendments to the constitution with unprecedented ease, by a simple parliamentary majority of those present and voting; and, thirdly, to punish any state official (which obviously included any member of the judiciary or the armed forces) for what he regarded as dereliction of duty in that respect. A revised draft, since passed by the Lower House by the requisite two-thirds majority, dropped the latter two provisions. But even the first one that it retains provisions that would give the prime minister all the powers he needs to do his will.

    The CA-15 adds a new Article 2B in the constitution: (1) The Holy Quran and Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (PBH) shall be the supreme law of Pakistan. Explanation: In the application of this clause to the personal law of any Muslim set, the expression “Quran and Sunnah” shall mean the Quran and Sunnah as interpreted by that sect. (2) The Federal Government shall be under an obligation to take steps to enforce the Shariat, to establish Salat, to administer Zakat, to promote amr bil ma’roof and nahi anil munkar (to prescribe what is right and to forbid what is wrong), to eradicate corruption at all levels and to provide substantial socio-economic justice, in accordance with the principles of Islam, as laid down in the Holy Quran and Sunnah. (3) Nothing contained in the Article shall affect the personal law, religious freedom, traditions or customs of non-Muslims and their status as citizens. (4) The provisions of this Article shall be effective notwithstanding anything contained in the constitution, any law or judgment of any court.

    The addition of Article 2B in the constitution which says that Holy Quran and Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (PBH) shall be the “supreme law” of Pakistan, overrides all law. The clause (2) will give the federal government wide executive powers. Under clause (4) whatever the government wants to do, it will do in the grab of Shariat which cannot be challenged. What alarmed wide sections of public opinion was the fear that with no consensus amongst even the religious parties as to what the supremacy of the Shariat implied, the government was opening a Pandora’s box which would lead to further schisms in a society already reeling under the pressure of sectarian strife.

    The National Assembly, on Oct. 9, 1998, passed the 15th Constitutional Amendment bill with 151 votes. 16 votes were cast against it while the main ally of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), remained absent from the session. Though the government managed to scuttle the dissent from within the ruling party by brining an amended draft, it could not win over the support of independents, Jamiat-I-Ulema Islam and five minority members. The house voted a revised draft, delivered to the opposition parties only one day before the vote, hence it was not properly debated neither by the National Assembly nor by the people at large. The concession offered by the government, by deleting the proposal to rewrite Article 239, regarding constitutional amendments through simple majority, was seen an eyewash.

    With its overwhelming majority in the National Assembly, it was not a problem for the government to have the amendment passed there but it was another matter in the Senate where the ruling party lacked the requisite majority. The Senate resolved not to accord to the bill when presented for vote. The prime minister responded by going about castigating that body, urging people to force the hands of the senators, and calling on mullahs to run all critics of the bill to earth. Nawaz Sharif called at public forums that it was the duty of the public to force the erring members of the Senate to pass the so-called Shariat Bill. He argued that the Senate, an indirectly elected house, had no justification for opposing the Shariat bill and that the passage of the bill by the National Assembly, elected directly, reflected the national aspirations.

    THE SHARIAT ENFORCEMENT ACT 1991

    As the National Assembly passed the 15th constitutional amendment, or the so-called the Shariat Bill, an Act for the enforcement of Shariat has already been in force in the country since June 18, 1991 with almost similar provisions except that the Act does not amend the Constitution whereas the CA-15 seeks to amend the Constitution by adding Article 2B in it. The Shariat Enforcement Act was introduced as a bill by the then government of Nawaz Sharif in 1991 in the two houses of parliament and was passed with a simple majority.

    Earlier, the Senate had passed another Shariat Bill called “The Enforcement of Shariat” as a private members bill on May 13, 1990 during the first government of Benazir Bhutto with two-thirds majority in the Upper House with the aim of maintaining law and order and Islamic equality in the society. The Bill, as an ordinary bill, was moved by Qazi Abdul Latif and Maulana Samiul Haq in the Senate. After its adoption by two-thirds majority in the Senate, the bill was transmitted to the National Assembly for adoption. But President Ghulam Ishaq Khan dissolved the then National Assembly and the bill lapsed with the dissolution of the assembly.

    After the lapse of the Shariat Bill of Qazi Abdul Latif and Maulana Samiul Haq, the then government of Nawaz Sharif introduced the Enforcement of Shariat Bill in the two houses of parliament in 1991. The bill was adopted by simple majority and it duly became an Act after its assent by the president. The Shariat Act was notified in the Gazette of Pakistan on June 18, 1991 and since then it has been in force. Section 4 of the Act seeks interpretation of all laws in the light of Shariat. Section 5 puts parliament under obligation to formulate a code of conduct for the government. The Act also seeks establishment of commissions for Islamization of educational and economic systems and media in addition to elimination of corruption, bribery and obscenity and ensuring an order based on “Amr Bil Ma’roof and Nahi Anil Munkar.”

    CONSTITUTIONAL ARTICLES RELATED TO ISLAM

    Besides the Shariat Act of 1991, the following articles of the constitution are related to the implementation of Islamic principles in the country:

    Preamble: “It is will of the people of Pakistan to establish an order wherein the principles of democracy, freedom, equality, tolerance, and social justice as enumerated by Islam shall be fully observed and wherein Muslims shall be enabled to order their lives in accordance with the teachings and requirements of Islam as set out in the Holy Quran and Sunnah”‘

    Article 2: Islam shall be the state religion of Pakistan.

    Article 2A: The principles and provisions set out in the Objectives Resolution are made a substantive part of the Constitution and shall have effect accordingly.

    Article 31: Steps shall be taken to enable the Muslims of Pakistan individually and collectively to order their lives in accordance with the fundamental principles and basic concepts of Islam and to provide facilities whereby they may be enabled to understand the meaning of life according to the Holy Quran and Sunnah.

    The State shall take steps to make teaching of the Holy Quran compulsory and to promote unity and observance of Islamic moral standards and secure the proper organization of Zakat, Ushr, Auqaf and Mosques.

    Article 227: Provides that all existing laws shall be brought in conformity with the injunctions of Islam as laid down in the Holy Quran and Sunnah and no law shall be enacted which is repugnant to such injunctions of Islam.

    Article 228: Provides for the constitution of the Council of Islamic Ideology while Article 230 prescribes the functions of the Islamic Council. This council has been functioning since 1985.

    The main objection against the 15th Amendment is that it is totally unnecessary. There is nothing in the constitution, which forbids any government from enforcing true Islamic principles or spreading the true spirit of Islam. The so-called Shariat Bill 1998 has only deepened the religious divide and brought an already fragile federation under further strain.

    ISLAMIZATION

    The NWFP government, on Jan. 16, 1999, promulgated Islamic laws in the Malakand Division and Kohistan districts of Hazara Division. Malakand Division consists of Swat, Buner, Chitral and Dir districts. The Islamic laws were introduced through the Nifaz-i-Nizam-i-Shariat Regulation and Nizam-i-Adl Ordinance 1999 by Lt. Gen. Arif Bangash, the Governor of NWFP. The new regulation will replace the Provincial Administered Tribal Areas (PATA) regulations that were introduced in the area at the time of these areas at the time of merger with Pakistan. The Ismaeli community of Chitral, that forms about 35 per cent of the total population, has vigorously protested against the introduction of Islamic regulations.

    Tanzeem-I-Islam chief Dr. Israr Ahmad resigns (April 13, 1999) from the chairmanship of the Ulema Committee set up by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to restore sectarian peace to the country. His resignation came in the wake of a rift in the committee after its meetings. The 10-member committee suggested two bills to combat sectarian violence. On of the proposed laws envisaged severe punishment to any person or sect, which publishes or propagates anything against the Khulfai Rshideen and Ahle Bait.

    The Council of Islamic Ideology declares (May 11, 1999) lucrative prize schemes launched by major nationalized and private banks as un-Islamic and said these schemes fell into the category of Riba and gambling. The CII informed the Ministry of Finance that the Crorepati Scheme of the Habib Bank and the Maala Maal Price Scheme of the Muslim Commercial Bank were un-Islamic and instigated the people to become millionaires overnight.

    Nineteen years after the Zakat and Ushr Ordinance was promulgated by General Ziaul Haq and nine years after the Sindh High Court had struck down its Zakat provisions as manifestly discriminatory, the Supreme Court upheld (March 9, 1999) the Sindh High Court judgement and rejected the appeal of the federal government. The Supreme Court ruled that members of all “Fiqhs” were entitled to exemption from Zakat deduction from their holdings, and the government had no power to reject the declaration on the ground that he/she did not belong to Fiqh-e-Jafria.

    The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) decides (May 6, 1999) to submit a reference to the president to direct the Supreme Judicial Council for removal of a Sindh High Court judge for passing remarks against a Quranic law of inheritance. In an inheritance dispute case, Justice Shafiq Usmani remarked that law of inheritance as pronounced in verses No. 11-14 of Al Nisa was mutable and liable to amendment. According to the judge, the reason behind the concept of immutability of these laws was only male chauvinistic attitudes.

    A man condemned to death for murder by an ‘Islamic Court’ in Orakzai Agency was publicly executed by his brother and uncle on Dec. 13, 1998.

    RIBA OR INTEREST

    The Shariat Appellate Bench of the Supreme Court, on Feb. 24, 1999, dismissed the application of the government to withdraw its appeal against the Federal Shariat Court (FSC) judgment declaring interest-based banking as un-Islamic. The government had filed an application in the Supreme Court in June 1997 seeking withdrawal of its appeal against FSC judgment.

    The government informed the Shariat Appellate Bench that it had already approached the FSC for seeking its guidelines to modify the existing banking system on the Islamic lines. The five-member bench, headed by Justice Khalilur Rehman Khan, observed that the court could not delay the proceedings any more as the appeals were pending in the Supreme Court since 1992. Justice Khan said: “We have to see what is Riba. The matter of concern not only to Pakistan but to the whole of Muslim Ummah.” The court directed the Foreign Office to make arrangements for inviting six experts on Islamic banking from different Islamic countries.

    During the hearing, the SC was informed that even if it upheld the verdict of the FSC, declaring interest as Riba, it could not eliminate interest-based transactions from the country as there were a number of laws, which were not considered by the court. Dr. Waqar Masood, an economist, who was invited to assist the court on the complex economic issues, presented a list of 25 laws, which were not considered by the FSC judgment.

    Justice Khaliflur Rehman Khan observed that time had come to change the system and those mere discussions on its failure would not help. He said no body wanted to pay taxes and it was high time to change the system. “We cannot go on clamoring that the system has failed; we have to change it.”

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS RIBA VERDICT

    On 23 December 1999, the Supreme Court outlawed ‘interest’ in every form and called by whatever name and laid down elaborate guidelines for a completely interest-free economy by June 2001, after dismissing government and bank appeals against a 1992 Federal Shariat Court judgment.

    The transactions declared un-Islamic and, therefore, unconstitutional include mark-up, murabaha, bai’ muajjal (deferred sale) and any so-called interest-free modes insofar as elements of Riba (usury and interest) have crept into them.

    Any amount, big or small, over and above the principal in a loan or barter transaction, whether obtained for consumption or for commercial or productive activity, is prohibited by the Holy Quran, a Shariat Appellate Bench of the Supreme Court comprising Justices Khalilur Rehman Khan, Munir A. Sheikh, Wajihuddin Ahmed and Maulana Muhammad Taqi Usmani (member) held unanimously.

    Justice Ahmed, however, expressed his reservations in a separate 98-page note about some of the findings and conclusions of the 716-page majority judgment authored by Justice Khan and concurred with by Justices Sheikh and Usmani (who also wrote a 277- page elaborative note). The order of the court is spread over 106 pages.

    The domestic inter-government borrowings as well as the borrowings of the federal government from the State Bank shall be interest free. The federal finance ministry was ordered to form a task force to find out ways to convert the domestic borrowings into project-related financing and to establish a mutual fund that may finance the government on that basis.

    The units of the mutual fund may be purchased by the public and they will be tradable in the secondary market on the basis of net asset value. The certificates of the existing bonds and savings schemes shall be converted into the units of the proposed mutual fund.

    As for foreign borrowings, serious efforts shall be made by the government to relieve the nation of the burden of foreign debt as soon as possible and to renegotiate the existing loans. Foreign financial assistance, if necessary, should henceforth be sought and accepted on the basis of Islamic modes of financing.

    The judgment called for a phased repeal or amendment of the interest-based provisions of the Civil Procedure Code, the Land Acquisition Act, the negotiable Instruments Act, the Co-op Societies Act, the Insurance Act, the State Bank of Pakistan Act, the Banking Companies Ordinance, the Banks Nationalisation Act, the recovery laws and other enactments. The Interest Act and the money lending laws and rules shall, however, cease to have effect on March 31, 2000.

    FSC orders changes in 4 sections of Muslim Family Laws Ordinance

    The Federal Shariat Court, on Jan 5, 2000, declared some articles of the Muslim Family Laws Ordinance 1961 as un-Islamic and directed the President of Pakistan to take steps to amend the Family Laws on share of orphan in grandfather’s property, registration of Nikah, polygamy and divorce to bring provisions in conformity with the injunctions of Islam.

    The court delivered its judgment in 38 petitions challenging Sections 4 (share of orphan in the heritage of grandfather), 5 (registration of nikah), 6 (polygamy) and 7 (divorce) of the Muslim Family Laws Ordinance. The hearing of petitions regarding controversial sections of the Muslim Family Laws Ordinance was continuing since 1993.

    The Section 4 of the Muslim Family Laws Ordinance was declared repugnant to the injunctions of Islam as direct inheritance out of grandfather’s heritage is not provided for the orphan in Islam. The existing provision in the law held repugnant to the injunctions of Islam shall cease to have effect from the 21st of March 2000. Section-4 had redressed this manifest unfairness by giving them their deceased parent’s share. In striking it down, the court has taken the orthodox view that grandchildren are not among the prescribed hierarchy of legal heirs of their grandparents and, consequently, cannot inherit from them by right.

    But the court, too, could not ignore the traumatic situation which had necessitated section-4 in the first place. Islam lays great stress on the protection of orphans by society. This being the injunction for any orphan, it is a travesty of justice to inflict deprivation on those within the family. To prevent that, the Federal Shariat Court has devised a twofold recipe. It has counseled grandparents to leave behind a will in favour of orphaned grandchildren (not exceeding the entitlement of their deceased parent). Realising that there may not be a will by the grandparents, the court has advised the government to enact a law to the effect that such a will “shall be deemed to have been created”.

    The court decided that polygamy, restricted under section 6, was within the injunctions of Islam. However, Islamic injunctions lay all the emphasis on “Adal” (equity) and fair play by the husband towards his wives. The court held that misuse of the permission granted by Almighty Allah to have more than one wife, could be checked by adopting suitable measures. The court proposed the setting up of an Arbitration Council to be approached by aggrieved wife or her guardian in case there was a complaint of injustice.

    The FSC held that Section 7 of the Muslim Family Laws Ordinance was violative of the Islamic injunctions to the extent that divorce should tend to take effect till the expiry of 90-day notice provided in the section. The court held that Islamic injunctions should be fully respected and there was no need to maintain provision of 90 days notice. The court further held that the period of Iddat could be clearly derived from the “Ayaat” of the Holy Quran which catered for situations of all types.

    Under section-7(3), a divorce did not take effect until 90 days after a written notice thereof was delivered by the husband to the chairman of the local Arbitration Council. The Shariat Court was actuated by the possibility of the husband pronouncing divorce but not informing the chairman–thus keeping the divorcee in “suspended animation”. With the elimination of section-7(3) divorce has been given instant effect–even if orally or improperly pronounced. Also nullified is the intercession of the council, and the mandatory moratorium.

    The Shariat Court has upheld section-5, which makes registration of marriages compulsory and violation thereof punishable with three months in jail and/or a thousand rupees fine (in fact, the court has recommended enhancement of this punishment). Thus, compulsory registration of marriages but not of divorces is seen as a contradiction created by the court decision.

    Hegemony of the Ruling Elite in Pakistan By Abdus Sattar Ghazali

  • جنوبی پنجاب:شدت پسندی کی حقیقت
    آخری وقت اشاعت: اتوار, 3 جنوری, 2010, 15:03 GMT 20:03 PST
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/pakistan/2010/01/100103_punjab_ijaz1.shtml

    اعجاز مہر
    بی بی سی اردو ڈاٹ کام، اسلام آباد

    جنوبی پنجاب میں دہشت گردی کی بات کی اصل وجہ سرائیکی صوبے کے لیے چلنے والی تحریک ہے‘

    گزشتہ چند ماہ سے پنجابی طالبان کا بڑا چرچہ ہور ہا ہے اور اس میں جنوبی پنجاب کا ذکر بڑھ چڑھ کر ہوتا رہا ہے۔ سرائیکی پٹی میں شدت پسند پنجابی طالبان کے تعلق کے بارے میں حقائق جاننے کے لیے نامہ نگار اعجاز مہر نے بھکر، لیہ، ڈیرہ غازی خان، راجن پور، مظفر گڑھ اور ملتان میں جاکر مختلف شعبہ ہائے زندگی کے لوگوں سے بات کی اور ایک خصوصی سیریز ترتیب دی ہے۔ جنوبی پنجاب میں شدت پسندی حقیقت اور افسانہ کے نام سے مرتب کردہ اس سیریز کی یہ پہلی قسط ہے۔(ایڈیٹر)

    پاکستان میں زیادہ تر شدت پسندی کا تعلق مذہبی انتہا پسندی سے جڑا ہوا ہے اور صوبہ سرحد کے طالبان بندوق کے زور پر اپنی تشریح کردہ اسلامی تعلیمات عام لوگوں پر نافذ کرنے میں مصروف عمل ہیں۔

    حالات جب ریاستی کنٹرول سے باہر ہوتے نظر آئے تو فوج کو طالبان کے خلاف آپریشن کے لیے بلانا پڑا۔ ایسے میں طالبان شدت پسندوں نے اپنے حملوں کا دائرہ کار صوبہ سرحد سے بڑھا کر اسلام آباد اور پنجاب کے بڑوں شہروں تک بڑھا دیا۔
    طالبان شدت پسندوں نے راولپنڈی میں واقع فوج کے ہیڈ کوارٹر، اسلام آباد کے ہوائی اڈے، لاہور کے بھرے بازار اور ملتان میں انٹیلی جنس اداروں کے دفاتر کو بھی نشانہ بنایا۔

    فوج کے ہیڈ کوارٹر میں گھس کر بعض سینیئر فوجی افسران کو گولیاں مار کر قتل کرنے اور متعدد اہلکاروں کو چوبیس گھنٹے تک یرغمال بنائے رکھنے کے واقعے نے پاکستان کی سیکورٹی فورسز کی بنیادیں ہلا کر رکھ دیں۔

    ان حملوں میں پنجابی طالبان کا نام سرِ فہرست آیا اور حکام نے شبہہ ظاہر کیا کہ زیادہ تر پنجابی طالبان کا تعلق جنوبی پنجاب یا سرائیکی پٹی سے ہے۔ بعض حلقوں نے شدت پسندی میں بعض مدارس کے ملوث ہونے کا شبہ ظاہر کیا۔

    کالعدم تنظیموں کاگڑھ وسطی پنجاب ہے۔ہمارے ڈیرہ غازی خان میں ایسے لوگ کچھ تھے جنہیں اب گرفتار کیا گیا ہے۔ یہاں تقریباً سولہ مدارس ایسے ہیں جنہیں اب بھی مانیٹر کیا جا رہا ہے۔۔۔سری لنکن ٹیم پر ہونے والے حملے میں جو لوگ ملوث تھے آج پولیس سب کو جانتی اور ان میں ماسوائے ایک نو جوان زبیر کے کسی ایک کا تعلق بھی ڈیرہ غازی خان سے نہیں ہے
    پولیس
    صوبہ سرحد کے ضلع ڈیرہ اسماعیل خان سے ملحقہ صوبہ پنجاب کے ضلع ڈیرہ غازی خان کے ایک سرائیکی دانشور محمود نظامی کہتے ہیں کہ مدارس دو طرح کے ہیں۔ ایک تو جنرل ضیاء کے زمانے سے پہلے کے ہیں، جن میں سے تو شاید ایک آدھ ہی ہوگا جو دہشت گردی کی تربیت یا جوانوں کو اکساتا ہوگا۔

    ’ضیاء کے دور میں جب زکوٰۃ عشر فنڈ چلا تو بے شمار مدرسے مشروم کی طرح اُگ گئے۔۔زکوٰۃ خوری کے چکر میں اور ان میں سے بھی اکثر یہ کام نہیں کرتے ۔لیکن کچھ مدرسے ضرور ایسے ہیں جو ضیاء کے بعد کی پیداوار ہیں اور وہ شدت پسندی میں ملوث ہیں۔‘

    محمود نظامی کہتے ہیں کہ شدت پسند گروہوں کے تمام استاد تو ہیں غیر سرائیکی،یعنی ان کا پنجاب، سرحد یا قبائلی علاقوں فاٹا سے تعلق ہو سکتا ہے۔’ہاں البتہ خام مال جو ہے، وہ سرائیکی علاقوں سے ضرور جاتا ہے جوکہ بوجہ غربت بھی ہے اور پسماندگی بھی ہے۔ کمانڈر جو ہم سنتے ہیں وہ مرکزی پنجاب کے ہیں۔‘

    جب ان سے پوچھا کہ مولانا مسعود اظہر بہاولپور کے ہیں کیا وہ انہیں کمانڈر نہیں مانتے تو انہوں نے کہا کہ ہاں یہ بات درست ہے اور ایک آدھ اور بھی ہو سکتے ہیں جس کو نظر انداز کیا جاسکتا ہے۔

    محمود نظامی سمیت بعض دیگر سرائیکی دانشور کہتے ہیں کہ کالعدم لشکر طیبہ، لشکر جھنگوی، جیش محمد، حزب اسلامی، حرکت المجاہدین جنوبی پنجاب میں گزشتہ تین دہائیوں سے سرگرم رہی ہیں۔ ان کا نیٹ ورک تو موجود ہے لیکن ماضی کی طرح اب ان کے دفاتر ہیں اور نہ ہی وہ کھلے عام چندہ کرتے ہیں۔

    ملا اور صوفی کا جھگڑا صدیوں پرانا ہے اور اب ذرا ملاؤں نے بندق اٹھالی ہے۔۔لیکن جیت پھر بھی خواجہ فرید اور بلھے شاہ کے ماننے والوں کی ہوگی۔۔ جو پیار اور امن کے سفیر ہیں
    شاعر شاہد عزیز
    مدارس کے شدت پسندی میں ملوث ہونے کے تاثر کو اتحادِ تنظیمات المدارس کے سرکردہ رہنما قاری محمد حنیف جالندھری رد کرتے ہیں۔ ’مدارس کا اس انتہا پسندی اور تشدد سے کوئی تعلق نہیں ہے۔اگر ان مدارس کی وجہ سے کوئی انتہا پسندی یا تشدد ہوتا ہے تو آج سے تیس چالیس پچاس سال پہلے بھی ہوتی۔ یہ شدت پسندی جو آئی ہے اس کا دورانیہ پندرہ سے بیس سال پر محیط ہے۔اس کے اسباب کچھ اور ہیں ۔۔ان اسباب کی طرف غور کرنا چاہیے۔‘

    جب انہیں ملتان میں آئی ایس آئی کے دفتر، لاہور میں سری لنکا کی ٹیم پر حملوں سمیت بعض واقعات میں ملوث افراد کا تعلق جنوبی پنجاب سے ہونے کا ذکر کیا تو قاری محمد حنیف جالندھری نے کہا کہ ’کسی بھی علاقے کا اگر کوئی رہنے والا کوئی فرد ہو اور وہ کسی بھی ایسی کارروائی میں ملوث ہو جو غیر قانونی ہو تو اس سے یہ نہیں کہا جا سکتا کہ وہ پورا علاقہ اس طرح کا ہے۔یہ نہیں کہا جاسکتا کہ اس پورے علاقے کے لوگ ایسے ہیں۔‘

    ’کئی مثالیں ایسی ہونگیں کہ ان افراد کا تعلق کراچی سے ہوگا۔ان کا تعلق پشاور سے ہوگا،ان کا تعلق لاہور سے ہوگا تو آپ یہ نہیں کہہ سکتے کہ وہ تمام علاقہ اور تمام لوگ ایسے ہیں۔۔۔یہ افراد کی بات ہو سکتی ہے یہ علاقوں کی بات نہیں ہے اور اس طرح کے افراد پورے ملک میں ہیں۔‘

    پنجاب کے دو اضلاع بھکر اور ڈیرہ غازی خان صوبہ سرحد کے ساتھ ملحقہ ہیں اور اس وجہ سے انہیں ’گیٹ وے‘ بھی کہا جاتا ہے۔ کچھ ہفتے قبل ڈیرہ غازی خان سے القاعدہ سے تعلق کے شبہہ میں بعض غیر ملکیوں کو گرفتار بھی کیا گیا۔

    عام لوگوں کو خدشہ ہے کہ صوبہ سرحد سے شدت پسندی بھکر اور ڈیرہ غازی خان سے جنوبی پنجاب میں پھیل سکتی ہے۔ لیکن پولیس حکام کہتے ہیں کہ انہوں نے اس سلسلے میں مناسب اقدامات کر رکھے ہیں۔

    مولانا حنیف جالندھری

    ان کے مطابق بعض مدارس پر انہوں نے نظر رکھی ہوئی ہے۔ ڈیرہ غازی خان کے ضلعی پولیس افسر ڈاکٹر رضوان کہتے ہیں کہ’ کالعدم تنظیموں کاگڑھ وسطی پنجاب ہے۔ہمارے ڈیرہ غازی خان میں ایسے لوگ کچھ تھے جنہیں اب گرفتار کیا گیا ہے۔ یہاں تقریباً سولہ مدارس ایسے ہیں جنہیں اب بھی مانیٹر کیا جا رہا ہے۔۔۔سری لنکن ٹیم پر ہونے والے حملے میں جو لوگ ملوث تھے آج پولیس سب کو جانتی اور ان میں ماسوائے ایک نو جوان زبیر کے کسی ایک کا تعلق بھی ڈیرہ غازی خان سے نہیں ہے۔‘

    جنوبی پنجاب میں شدت پسندی پھیلنے کے امکان کو مظفر گڑھ سے پیپلز پارٹی کے رکن قومی اسمبلی جمشید دستی بھی رد کرتے ہیں۔ ان سے جب پوچھا کہ پھر کیا وجہ ہے کہ جنوبی پنجاب میں دہشت گردی کی بات حکومتی سطح سے ہوتی ہے تو انہوں نے کہا کہ ’اس وقت صورتحال بنائی جا رہی ہے نا تو یہاں کوئی تربیتی کیمپ ہے نا یہاں کوئی دہشت گرد ہیں۔‘

    انہوں نے کہا کہ وجہ اصل میں یہ ہے کہ ہم نے جنوبی پنجاب کو صوبہ بنانے کی بات کی ہے تو یہ ایک پروپیگینڈا پھیلایا جا رہا ہے کہ یہاں دہشت گردی ہے اور ہو سکتا ہے کہ کوئی باہر کے ممالک کوئی یورپی ملک سرائیکی صوبے کی حمایت نہ کرے اور یہ سازش ہے۔۔۔اس میں تخت لاہور اور پنجاب حکومت کی زیادہ شفقت ہے کیونکہ انہیں تکلیف ہے کہ یہ لوگ حقوق مانگ رہے ہیں۔‘

    سرائیکی قومپرست رہنما تاج محمد لانگاہ کی رائے بھی جمشید دستی سے مختلف نہیں۔’یہ جو ایک دم جنوبی پنجاب میں دہشت گردی کی بات شروع ہوئی ہے، اس کی اصل وجہ سرائیکی صوبے کے لیے پچھلے چھ آٹھ مہینے سے چلنے والی تحریک ہے۔‘

    انہوں نے کہا کہ ’صدر زرداری خود سرائیکی بولنے والا ہے، اس کے والد سو سے زیادہ بیان دے چکا ہے سرائیکی صوبے کے حق میں تو جب سے یہ بات آئی ہے اور سرائیکی مخالف لوگوں کو یہ پتا ہے کہ بنیادی طور پر یہ حکومت سرائیکیوں کی حامی ہے۔تو اس ہماری جمہوری پر امن تحریک کو دبانے کے لیے یہ شوشا چھوڑا گیا ہے کہ یہاں دہشت گردی کا خطرہ ہے یہاں فوجی آپریشن ہونا چائیے اس کے پیچھے پنجاب کی حکومت ہے۔‘

    جنوبی پنجاب میں طالبان اور شدت پسندی کے پھیلاؤ کے بارے میں ایک سرائیکی شاعر عزیز شاہد کہتے ہیں کہ جتنا میڈیا میں اس بارے میں شور اٹھا صورتحال اس کے برعکس ہے۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ سرائیکی صوفی شعراء اور اولیاء کرام نے مذہبی انتہا پسندی اور ملائیت کی ابتداء سے ہی حوصلہ شکنی کی ہے۔

    ایم این اے جمشید دستی

    ان کے مطابق ملا اور صوفی کا جھگڑا صدیوں پرانا ہے اور اب ذرا ملاؤں نے بندق اٹھالی ہے۔۔لیکن جیت پھر بھی خواجہ فرید اور بلھے شاہ کے ماننے والوں کی ہوگی۔۔ جو پیار اور امن کے سفیر ہیں۔

    جنوبی پنجاب کے جن چھ اضلاع میں گھومنے اور وہاں کے مختلف لوگوں سے بات کرنے کا موقع ملا، اس سے اس امر کی نشاندہی ہوئی کہ انفرادی طور پر نوجوان غربت اور ناخواندگی کی وجہ سے شدت پسندوں کے ہتھے لگ جاتے ہیں۔

    شدت پسندوں کو نوجوانوں کی بھرتی میں کچھ مدارس تعاون اور سہولیات فراہم کرتے ہیں۔ پنجابی طالبان کے نام سے سامنے آنے والے گروہ میں لشکر جھنگوی اور جیش محمد کا کافی عمل دخل ہے جبکہ دیگر کالعدم جہادی تنظیموں کے بعض لوگ انفرادی طور پر اس کا حصہ ہیں۔

    پولیس حکام بھی مانتے ہیں کہ پنجابی طالبان کا القاعدہ اور پاکستانی طالبان سے تعلق ضرور ہے اور ان کا کنٹرول اور کمانڈ، افغانستان، صوبہ سرحد اور وسطی پنجاب میں ہوسکتا ہے، نہ کہ جنوبی پنجاب میں۔

    اگلی قسط میں آپ تفصیل سے پڑھ پائیں گے کہ مدارس کا شدت پسندی میں کس حد تک کردار ہے۔۔ مدارس کو پیسے کہاں سے ملتے ہیں۔۔ کون سے مسلک کے مدارس کی سرپرستی کون کرتا ہے۔۔۔ نواز شریف سے لے کر مولانا فضل الرحمٰن تک کون کس کا سرپرست ہے۔۔؟

  • شدت پسندی میں مدارس کا کردار
    آخری وقت اشاعت: پير, 11 جنوری, 2010, 19:22 GMT 00:22 PST
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/pakistan/2010/01/100110_punjab_ijaz2_zee.shtml

    اعجاز مہر
    بی بی سی اردو ڈاٹ کام، اسلام آباد

    پاکستان میں شعیہ، بریلوی اور دیوبندی سمیت پانچ مکاتب فکر کے رجسٹرڈ مدارس کی تعداد بیس ہزار کے قریب ہے: محمد حنیف جالندھری

    گزشتہ چند ماہ سے پنجابی طالبان کا بڑا چرچہ ہور ہا ہے اور اس میں جنوبی پنجاب کا ذکر بڑھ چڑھ کر ہوتا رہا ہے۔ سرائیکی پٹی میں شدت پسند پنجابی طالبان کے تعلق کے بارے میں حقائق جاننے کے لیے نامہ نگار اعجاز مہر نے بھکر، لیہ، ڈیرہ غازی خان، راجن پور، مظفر گڑھ اور ملتان میں جاکر مختلف شعبہ ہائے زندگی کے لوگوں سے بات کی اور ایک خصوصی سیریز ترتیب دی ہے۔ جنوبی پنجاب میں شدت پسندی حقیقت اور افسانہ کے نام سے مرتب کردہ اس سیریز کی یہ دوسری قسط دینی مدارس کا شدت پسندی میں کردار اور مدارس کی فنڈنگ کے بارے میں ہے۔(ایڈیٹر)

    پاکستان میں اسلامی تعلیم دینے والے مدارس کی تعداد ہر سال بڑھ رہی ہے۔ پاکستان میں شعیہ، بریلوی اور دیوبندی سمیت پانچ مکاتب فکر کے رجسٹرڈ مدارس کی تعداد اتحادِ تنظیمات مدارس کے ایک سرکردہ رہنما مولانا محمد حنیف جالندھری کے مطابق بیس ہزار کے قریب ہے۔ جس میں بیس لاکھ کے قریب طلبا و طالبات زیر تعلیم ہیں۔ انہوں نے بتایا کہ مدارس میں طلبا اور طالبات کی تعداد تقریباً برابر ہی ہے۔

    پاکستان میں اسی کی دہائی میں جب ریاستی سرپرستی میں جہاد افغانستان شروع ہوا تو کئی مدارس نے اس میں کلیدی کردار ادا کیا۔ بعد میں کشمیر جہاد میں لڑنے کے لیے بھی زیادہ تر لوگ مدارس سے ہی ملتے رہے۔ لیکن موجودہ پاکستانی طالبان نے جب پرتشدد کارروائیوں کا آغاز کیا تو اس میں بھی بعض مدارس کی طرف ہی انگلیاں اُٹھتی ہیں۔

    جنوبی پنجاب میں زیادہ تر مدارس جمیعت علماء اسلام فضل الرحمٰن گروپ کے ہیں:تاج محمد لنگاہ

    پاکستان سرائیکی پارٹی کے رہنما تاج محمد لنگاہ کہتے ہیں کہ جنوبی پنجاب میں زیادہ تر مدارس جمیعت علماء اسلام فضل الرحمٰن گروپ کے ہیں۔ ’جو طالبان افغانستان ہیں اور جو طالبان پاکستان ہیں وہ جے یو آئی سے ہیں۔ سپاہ صحابہ اور ان کا لشکر جھنگوی، ختم نبوت تحریک جو احمدیوں کی جانی دشمن ہے وہ اور جیش محمد یہ سب جے یو آئی ہیں۔ سرائیکی خطہ جو ہے وہ تنظیمی حساب سے جے یو آئی کا گڑھ ہے جو وہاں سے (صوبہ سرحد اور فاٹا) بھرتی کرنے کے لیے آدمی آتا ہے اُسے وہ چٹھی دیتے ہیں۔‘

    لیکن مدارس کے ذریعے شدت پسندوں کی بھرتی کے تاثر کو جے یو آئی کے مقامی رہنما اور بھکر کے ایک بڑے مدرسےکے مہتمم مولانا صفیع اللہ رد کرتے ہیں۔ ’مدارس کے خلاف الزام تو لگتے ہیں لیکن ثبوت نہیں پیش کیا جاتا۔ تشدد مدارس میں موجود نہیں ہے اور نہ ہی ایسی کوئی تعلیم دی جاتی ہے۔‘ جب انہیں سوات کے مولاناا فضل اللہ اور طالبان رہنما بیت اللہ محسود کی طرف توجہ مبذول کروائی کہ ان کا تعلق بھی تو مدارس سے ہے تو مولانا صفیع اللہ نے کہا کہ یہ دونوں ایک سازش کا نتیجہ ہیں انہوں نے مدارس کی بنیاد پر کوئی قدم نہیں اٹھایا۔

    تاج محمد لنگاہ مولانا صفیع اللہ کے موقف کو چیلینج کرتے ہوئے بتایا کہ ملتان کے قریب مسہ کوٹھہ میں واقع ایک مدرسے نے سات سو بچے ملا عمر کے ساتھ لڑنے کے لیے افغانستان بھیجے اور جے یو آئی کے بلوچستان کے دو وزیر اس مدرسے کی انتظامیہ کا شکریہ ادا کرنے آئے۔

    مدارس میں جہاد کی تربیت نہیں دی جاتی البتہ مدارس سے جہاد کے لیے بچے چنے جاتے ہیں، مدارس کے استاد لڑکوں کو جہاد کی طرف لے جانے میں کلیدی کردار ادا کرتے ہیں۔ جس طرح تبلیغی جماعت والے راہ ہموار کرتے ہیں اس طرح مدارس بھی لڑکے تیار کرتے ہیں اور پھر جہادی نیٹ ورکس جا کر اپنا بیج بوتے ہیں
    ڈاکٹر عائشہ صدیقہ
    مدارس کے شدت پسندی میں ملوث ہونے کے بارے میں سیاسی امور کی تجزیہ کار ڈاکٹر عائشہ صدیقہ کہتی ہیں کہ مدارس میں جہاد کی تربیت نہیں دی جاتی البتہ مدارس سے جہاد کے لیے بچے چنے جاتے ہیں، مدارس کے استاد لڑکوں کو جہاد کی طرف لے جانے میں کلیدی کردار ادا کرتے ہیں۔ جس طرح تبلیغی جماعت والے راہ ہموار کرتے ہیں اس طرح مدارس بھی لڑکے تیار کرتے ہیں اور پھر جہادی نیٹ ورکس جا کر اپنا بیج بوتے ہیں۔

    تاج محمد لنگاہ کہتے ہیں کہ سرائیکی علاقے میں اہل حدیث مسلک کا بھی مضبوط نیٹ ورک ہے۔ ان کے مطابق اہل حدیث کو سعودی عرب والے پیسے دیتے ہیں اور یہ بہت امیر ترین لوگ ہیں۔ ’اہل حدیث باضابطہ سعودی عرب کی ایک سیاسی جماعت ہے۔۔۔ بھٹو دور میں یہ سوشلزم کے خلاف کام کرتی تھی اب جمہوریت کے خلاف کام کرتی ہے۔ ان کے پاس اسلحہ بھی ہے۔‘

    ڈیرہ غازی خان میں طالبات کے لیے اہل حدیث کا ایک بہت بڑا مدرسہ ہے۔ ایک بڑے کمپلیکس نما عمارت میں اٹھارہ سو طالبات کی تعلیم، رہائش اور خوراک کا بھی اہتمام ہے۔ اس مدرسے کی انتظامیہ کی رکن عامصمہ نورین نے بتایا کہ ان کے مدرسے کا الحاق حکومتی بورڈ سے ہے اور تمام سائنسی مضامین کے ساتھ ساتھ دینی تعلیم بھی دی جاتی ہے۔ ’ہمارے ہاں بچیوں کی پڑھائی کسی حکومتی یا نجی سکول سے کم نہیں۔ نتیجہ بھی بہت اچھا آتا ہے۔‘

    اہل حدیث اور سلفی مکتب فکر سے کشمیر جہاد میں سرگرم کالعدم لشکرِ طیبہ کی نظریاتی وابستگی بھی اِسی مسلک سے ہے۔ لیکن سلفی مدارس کی انتظامیہ کالعدم تنظیم لشکر طیبہ سے لاتعلقی ظاہر کرتی ہے۔ تاہم وہ سیاسی طور پر مسلم لیگ نواز سے جڑے ہونے کی تصدیق کرتے ہیں۔

    ڈیرہ غازی خان میں اہل حدیث کا ایک بہت بڑا طالبات کا مدرسہ ہے

    حکومت نے مدارس میں جدید تعلیم کے اصلاحات بھی متعارف کروائے ہیں۔ لیکن محمد حنیف جالندھری کہتے ہیں کہ اکثر مدارس نے حکومتی امداد کے بنا ہی دنیاوی تعلیم کا اہتمام کیا ہے۔ انہوں نے ملتان میں واقع اپنے مدرسے خیرالمدارس کے بارے میں بتایا کہ وہاں کپڑے سلائی کرنے، کمپیوٹر، الیکٹریشن اور دیگر فنی کورسز بھی کروائے جاتے ہیں۔

    پاکستان میں بیس ہزار سے زیادہ مدارس میں بیس لاکھ کے قریب طلباء و طالبات زیر تعلیم ہیں اور انہیں مفت تعلیم، کھانا اور رہائش فراہم کی جاتی ہے۔ ایسے میں مدارس پر اٹھنے والے اربوں روپے کے اخراجات کے متعلق بھی سوال اٹھتے ہیں کہ آخر اتنی بڑی رقم ان کے پاس آتی کہاں سے ہے؟۔ اس بارے میں عائشہ صدیقہ کہتی ہیں کہ مدارس کے لیے فنڈنگ کا کوئی مسئلہ نہیں ہے۔ ان کے مطابق زکوۃ کے علاوہ بیرون ملک سے انہیں بڑا پیسہ ملتا ہے اور رمضان میں مولوی حضرات جہاز بھر بھر کر سعودی عرب اس کام کے لیے بھی جاتے ہیں۔ ’مدارس کو ملنے والے پیسے کی جانچ پڑتال کا کوئی قانون ہے اور نہ کوئی حکومت ان سے پوچھ سکتی ہے۔‘ ڈاکٹر عائشہ نے بتایا کہ قانون کے مطابق کہیں بھی مسجد اور مدرسہ اکٹھا نہیں کھولا جاسکتا اور بہاولپور کے ایک افسر نے اس پر عمل کرانے کے اقدامات کیے تو ان کا تبادلہ ہوگیا۔

    مدارس کے لیے فنڈنگ کا کوئی مسئلہ نہیں ہے۔ زکواۃ کے علاوہ بیرون ملک سے انہیں بڑا پیسہ ملتا ہے اور رمضان میں مولوی حضرات جہاز بھر بھر کر سعودی عرب اس کام کے لیے بھی جاتے ہیں۔مدارس کو ملنے والے پیسے کی جانچ پڑتال کا کوئی قانون ہے اور نہ کوئی حکومت ان سے پوچھ سکتی ہے۔‘ ڈاکٹر عائشہ نے بتایا کہ قانون کے مطابق کہیں بھی مسجد اور مدرسہ اکٹھا نہیں کھولا جاسکتا اور بہاولپور کے ایک افسر نے اس پر عمل کرانے کے اقدامات کیے تو ان کا تبادلہ ہوگیا
    ڈاکٹر عائشہ صدیقہ
    پاکستان میں آج کل جو جہاں چاہے مدرسہ کھول کر بیٹھ سکتا ہے اور اس طرح کی صورتحال پر کئی لوگوں کو اعتراض بھی ہے۔ مظفر گڑھ کے ایک سماجی کارکن اور کاروباری شخص شیخ راشد کہتے ہیں کہ نئے مدارس کے قیام کے لیے حکومت سے منظوری لینے کو لازم بنایا جائے۔ ’جہاں جس مولوی کا دل کرتا ہے وہ گلی محلے میں مدرسہ کھول کر بیٹھ جاتا ہے اور پھر بچوں سے بھیک منگواتا ہے۔ ایسے مدرسے پھر غلط کاموں میں بھی پڑ جاتے ہیں۔ لہٰذا حکومت اور وفاق المدارس مشترکہ طور پر بورڈ بنائیں کہ جو مدرسے کھولے اس سے پوچھیں کے ان کے پاس وسائل ہیں یا نہیں۔

    لیکن محمد حنیف جالندھری کہتے ہیں کہ ان کے مدرسے کا تیس لاکھ تک ماہانہ خرچہ ہے جو وہ مخیر حضرات سے ملنے والی زکوۃ اور صدقات سے پورے کرتے ہیں۔ انہوں نے بیرونی یا حکومتی امداد ملنے کی نفی کی۔ انہوں نے بتایا کہ مدارس کے قیام کے لیے سوسائٹی ایکٹ ہے لیکن اس پر عمل نہیں کیا جاتا۔

    مدارس کو ایک ضابطہ کار میں لانے کے لیے قانون کی عملداری سے شاید کچھ بہتری آئے لیکن کچھ دانشوروں کا خیال ہے کہ شدت پسندی کے خاتمے کے لیے وسیع تر اقدامات کی ضرورت ہے۔ ایسی ہی رائے ہے سرائیکی خطے کے ایک دانشور محمود نظامی کی جو کہتے ہیں کہ اس کے لیے نظریاتی جنگ کی ضرورت ہے۔ ’مسلمان ممالک کا المیہ یہ ہے کہ وہ شدت پسندی کے خلاف نظریاتی جنگ کے لیے تیار نہیں۔ پاکستان میں مسئلہ دہشت گردی کا ہے اور پنجاب حکومت چھاپے قحبہ خانوں پر مار رہی ہے۔ اس سے تو انتہا پسندی کو فروغ ملے گا۔ویسے بھی مسلم لیگ نواز شریف کا بڑا حلقہ مذہبی لوگوں کا ہے اور وہ ظاہر ہے کہ اپنے ووٹرز کو ناراض نہیں کرنا چاہیں گے۔‘

    کاروباری شخص شیخ راشد

    پاکستان میں یہ حقیقت ہے کہ بیشتر مدارس کا شدت پسندی سے کوئی تعلق نہیں ہے۔ لیکن کچھ مدارس ایسے ضرور ہیں جو جہادیوں کی تیاری، شدت پسندوں کو کسی نہ کسی طور پر سہولیات فراہم کرنے میں ملوث سمجھے جاتے ہیں۔ بعض تجزیہ کار کہتے ہیں کہ شدت پسندی میں ملوث کچھ ایسے مدارس بھی ہیں جنہیں قومی سلامتی سے متعلق کچھ ریاستی اداروں کی پشت پناہی حاصل ہے۔ ان کا کہنا ہے کہ جب تک پاکستان کی سیاسی قیادت اور سکیورٹی اسٹیبلشمینٹ متفقہ طور پر شدت پسند گروہوں کے خلاف کوئی ٹھوس اور واضح پالیسی پر عمل پیرا نہیں ہوگی اس وقت تک شدت پسندی کا مکمل خاتمہ ممکن نہیں۔

    اگلی قسط میں آپ یہ تفصیل پڑھیں گے کہ پنجابی طالبان ہیں کون۔ کیا ان کا تعلق جنوبی پنجاب یا سرائیکی علاقے سے ہے یا اصل مسئلہ کچھ اور ہے؟!

  • پنجابی طالبان کون ہیں؟
    آخری وقت اشاعت: اتوار, 17 جنوری, 2010, 17:27 GMT 22:27 PST
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/pakistan/2010/01/100117_punjab_ijaz3_sen.shtml
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    بی بی سی اردو ڈاٹ کام، اسلام آباد

    پاکستان میں شعیہ، بریلوی اور دیوبندی سمیت پانچ مکاتب فکر کے رجسٹرڈ مدارس کی تعداد بیس ہزار کے قریب ہے: محمد حنیف جالندھری

    گزشتہ چند ماہ سے پنجابی طالبان کا بڑا چرچہ ہور ہا ہے اور اس میں جنوبی پنجاب کا ذکر بڑھ چڑھ کر ہوتا رہا ہے۔ سرائیکی پٹی میں شدت پسند پنجابی طالبان کے تعلق کے بارے میں حقائق جاننے کے لیے نامہ نگار اعجاز مہر نے بھکر، لیہ، ڈیرہ غازی خان، راجن پور، مظفر گڑھ اور ملتان میں جاکر مختلف شعبہ ہائے زندگی کے لوگوں سے بات کی اور ایک خصوصی سیریز ترتیب دی ہے۔ جنوبی پنجاب میں شدت پسندی حقیقت اور افسانہ کے نام سے مرتب کردہ اس سیریز کی اس تیسری قسط میں یہ جاننے کی کوشش کی ہے کہ پنجابی طالبان کون ہیں۔ کتنی تعداد میں ہیں اور کیا یہ سرائیکی زبان بولنے والے ہی ہیں؟۔ (ایڈیٹر
    پنجابی طالبان

    کالعدم جیش محمد ہو یا لشکر جھنگوی ان کا تعلق القاعدہ اور تحریک طالبان پاکستان سے اب ایک کھلا راز ہے۔ جس کی تصدیق کرتے ہوئے وزیر داخلہ رحمان ملک کہہ چکے ہیں کہ ’جو ہمارے پاس میسر انٹیلیجنس ہے اس کے مطابق تحریک طالبان پاکستان اور القاعدہ کے ساتھ لشکر جھنگوی اور جیش محمد وغیرہ کا تعلق ہے اور ہمارے پاس اس بارے میں ثبوت موجود ہیں۔ آج کل جو کارروائیاں ہو رہی ہیں اس میں وہ ملوث ہیں‘۔

    پاکستان میں کئی برسوں سے ہونے والے دھماکوں اور حملوں میں طالبان کا نام تو سرفہرست آتا رہا لیکن چند برسوں سے پنجابی طالبان کا ذکر بھی سننے کو مل رہا ہے۔ پنجابی طالبان کون ہیں؟ اس بارے میں تحقیق کار پروفیسر خادم حسین کہتے ہیں کہ سپاہ صحابہ، لشکر طیبہ، لشکر جھنگوی، حرکت المجاہدین اور حرکت الانصار ایسی تنظیمیں ہیں جو پاکستان کی سکیورٹی اسٹیبلشمینٹ نے اپنے مقاصد کے لیے بنوائیں اور ان میں سے کچھ افغانستان میں لڑتی رہیں۔ ان کے بقول جب سوویت یونین کو شکست ہوئی تو امریکہ واپس چلا گیا اور پاکستانی اسٹیبلشمینٹ نے افغانستان میں لڑنے والے جہادیوں کو اکٹھا کرکے کشمیر بھیجا جہاں سے ان کے تعلق کا آغاز ہوا۔

    جب افغانستان میں طالبان کی حکومت آگئی تو اس حکومت کے عقائد، نظریات اور انفراسٹرکچر اور یہاں پاکستان میں جو اس حوالے سے سرگرمِ عمل تھے، ان کے عقائد نظریات اور انفراسٹرکچر تقریباً ایک جیسے تھے اور جب وہ اکٹھے ہوئے تو وہاں پر ان کو پنجابی طالبان کا نام دیا گیا
    ’جب افغانستان میں طالبان کی حکومت آگئی تو اس حکومت کے عقائد، نظریات اور انفراسٹرکچر اور یہاں پاکستان میں جو اس حوالے سے سرگرمِ عمل تھے، ان کے عقائد نظریات اور انفراسٹرکچر تقریباً ایک جیسے تھے اور جب وہ اکٹھے ہوئے تو وہاں پر ان کو پنجابی طالبان کا نام دیا گیا، یہ نوے کی دہائی کے آخر کی بات ہے‘۔

    جب ان سے پوچھا گیا کہ کیا پنجابی طالبان کا تعلق صرف جنوبی پنجاب سے ہے اور وہ سرائیکی بولنے والے ہی ہیں تو ان کا جواب نفی میں ملا۔ ’ہماری تحقیق کے مطابق جنوبی پنجاب میں طویل صحرا ہونے کی وجہ سے زیادہ تر ٹریننگ کیمپ بنائے گئے لیکن اس میں پورے پنجاب کے لوگ شامل رہے ہیں۔ آپ مریدکے کو دیکھ لیں وہ تو وسطی پنجاب میں ہے۔ یہاں تک کہ قاری مشتاق وغیرہ کا تعلق بھی وسطی پنجاب سے ہے۔ تو میں یہ کہوں گا کہ پنجابی طالبان میں جنوبی، وسطی اور شمالی پنجاب کے لوگ شامل ہیں‘۔

    پنجابی طالبان ہوں یا دیگر شدت پسند ان کی تعداد کے بارے میں تحقیق کار پروفیسر خادم حسین بتاتے ہیں کہ ’لڑنے والے پنجابی طالبان کی تعداد آٹھ سےگیارہ ہزار ہوگی اور اتنی ہی تعداد عربوں اور ازبکوں اور چیچن وغیرہ کی ہے۔ جبکہ پاکستان میں پشتون طالبان کی بھی تعداد کم و بیش برابر ہے، جس میں سوات اور باجوڑ کے طالب شامل نہیں ہیں‘۔ پنجابی طالبان کے بارے میں جنوبی پنجاب سے تعلق رکھنے والی تجزیہ کار ڈاکٹر عائشہ صدیقہ کا کہنا ہے کہ ’پنجابی طالبان کو طالبان کہنا بہت غلط ہے کیونکہ یہ جہادی ہیں اور ان کو میں کہوں گی دیوبندی سلفی، کیونکہ وہ اپنا ایجنڈا ابن طیمیہ سے لے کر چلتے ہیں ۔۔ ان کا مسئلہ یہ ہے کہ اسلامی نظام لایا جائے‘۔

    انہوں نے بتایا کہ یہ سارے گروپ جو پنجاب میں کام کر رہے ہیں زیادہ تر وہ ہیں جنکی پاکستانی ریاست سے کچھ دوستی بھی ہے اور وہ ریاست پر قبضہ نہیں کرنا چاہتے کیونکہ ریاست ان کی ہمدرد ہے۔ ان کے مطابق ’جہادی گروہوں میں کچھ لوگ یا گروہ ایسے ہیں جنہوں نے اپنی ڈھائی انچ کی مسجد بنا لی ہے اور وہ طالبان سے جا ملے، مثال کے طور پر امجد فاروقی گروپ، الیاس کشمیری یا ایسے کچھ اور‘۔

    پنجابی طالبان میں صرف جنوبی پنجاب کے لوگوں کے شامل ہونے کے تاثر کو ڈاکٹر عائشہ بھی رد کرتی ہیں اور ان کہنا ہے کہ پنجاب میں ’تین مختلف ایسی جگہیں ہیں جہاں سے یہ لوگ اٹھتے ہیں، جنوبی پنجاب سارا، دوسرا فیصل آباد اور گجرانوالہ وغیرہ ۔۔یہ خاص خطہ ہے اور تیسرا چکوال ہے۔۔۔ جنوبی پنجاب ان سب میں سے زیادہ ضروری اس لیے ہے کیونکہ یہ فرنٹیئر اور بلوچستان کے ساتھ بھی لگتا ہے۔ جو خاص حملے ہیں، جن میں زیادہ دماغ لڑانے والی بات ہے تو اس کے لیے شاید فیصل آباد، گجرانوالہ وغیرہ سے نوجوان جاتے ہیں، نہ کہ جنوبی پنجاب سے۔

    پاکستان کا حکمران سیاسی طبقہ جانتا ہے کہ یہاں یہ سب کچھ ہو رہا ہے لیکن نام اس لیے نہیں لیتے کیونکہ وہ خوفزدہ ہیں۔ دوسرا یہ ہے کہ اتنے عرصے میں ان کے مفادات ایک دوسرے سے جڑ گئے ہیں
    ڈاکٹر عائشہ صدیقہ
    پنجاب میں شدت پسندی کے بارے میں ڈاکٹر عائشہ کہتی ہیں کہ اس بارے میں حقائق کا علم سب کو ہے لیکن فریقین مصلحتوں کا شکار ہیں۔’پاکستان کا حکمران سیاسی طبقہ جانتا ہے کہ یہاں یہ سب کچھ ہو رہا ہے لیکن نام اس لیے نہیں لیتے کیونکہ وہ خوفزدہ ہیں۔ دوسرا یہ ہے کہ اتنے عرصے میں ان کے مفادات ایک دوسرے سے جڑ گئے ہیں۔ ایک سیاستدان ہیں، میں ان کا نام نہیں لینا چاہتی وہ اس وقت جنوبی پنجاب میں ایم این اے ہیں۔ ان کے والد کو لشکر جھنگوی والوں نے قتل کر دیا لیکن اب وہ جو الیکشن میں کامیاب ہوئے ہیں، وہ سپاہ صحابہ اور جیش محمد کی سپورٹ سے آئے ہیں۔ کیونکہ جو ووٹر ہے ان کے نظریات اتنے سالوں میں بدل گئے ہیں اور اس کے لیے ان کو آپس میں پیکٹ کرنا پڑا ہے اور بالکل اِسی طرح جس طرح آپ کے وزیر اعلی پنجاب نے لشکر جھنگوی کے ساتھ معاہدہ کرکے خود کو بلا مقابلہ منتخب کروایا‘۔

    جنوبی پنجاب یا سرائیکی پٹی میں شدت پسندی کے بارے میں پاکستان سرائیکی پارٹی کے سربراہ تاج محمد لنگاہ کا اپنا ہی نقطہ نظر ہے۔’جنوبی پنجاب سے زیادہ تو لوگ جہاد کے لیے بھرتی ضرور کیے جاتے ہیں۔ غربت کی بنیاد پر، انہیں لالچ دیا جاتا ہے اور ان کہ والدین کو پیسے دیے جاتے ہیں۔ جہادیوں کے مراکز سرائیکی علاقے میں نہیں ہیں بلکہ وسطی پنجاب میں ہیں اور ان کو پنجابی اور پشتون کنٹرول کرتے ہیں۔ یہ جو واویلا ہے کہ سرائیکی علاقے میں طالبان کی یلغار ہے اور وہاں فوجی آپریشن کیا جائے تو یہ سرائیکی صوبے کی تحریک کو دبانے کے لیے ہے ۔ یہ جو پنجابی طالبان ہیں وہ پورے پنجاب کے ہیں اور انہیں ہماری انٹیلی جنس ایجنسیوں نے تربیت دی ہے‘۔

    صوبہ سرحد کی وجہ سے جنوبی پنجاب میں خدشات

    جنوبی پنجاب میں پہلے سے موجود شدت پسندی میں صوبہ سرحد کی وجہ سے اضافے کے خدشات بھی بڑھ رہے ہیں۔ وفاق کے زیر انتظام قبائلی علاقوں سے شدت پسندی جب صوبہ سرحد کے ڈیرہ اسماعیل خان جیسے بندوبستی اضلاع تک پھیلی تو جنوبی پنجاب پر بھی اس کا بظاہر اثر ہوتا دکھائی دیا۔ بھکر پنجاب کا وہ ضلع ہے جس کی سرحدیں صوبہ سرحد کے ڈیرہ اسماعیل خان سے ملتی ہیں۔ بھکر کے ایک وکیل سلیم اسلم چھینہ کہتے ہیں کہ ’جب سے ڈیرہ اسماعیل خان کے حالات خراب ہوئے ہیں تب سے بھکر کی پراپرٹی میں پچاس فیصد اضافہ ہوا ہے۔ انتظامیہ نے تو کچھ عرصہ پہلے یہ بھی کیا تھا کہ صوبہ سرحد کا جس کے پاس شناختی کارڈ ہے وہ رجسٹری نہیں کروا سکتا، لیکن صوبہ سرحد والوں کے یہاں دوست احباب ہیں وہ ان کے نام پر املاک رجسٹر کراتے ہیں۔ اب تو یہ لوگ ہم پر غالب آچکے ہیں‘۔

    حکومت کہتی ہے کہ ایک سو تیس کلومیٹر میں تیرہ ایسے پتن ہیں جہاں سے کشتیوں کے ذریعےگزر کر پنجاب میں آیا جا سکتا ہے لیکن اگر ہم نقشے کو دیکھیں تو تینتیس کے قریب پتن ہیں۔ جہاں سے شدت پسند با آسانی آ جا سکتے ہیں
    کاظم رضا نقوی
    بھکر کے ہی ایک مقامی صحافی کاظم رضا نقوی کہتے ہیں کہ سکیورٹی انتظامات ناکافی ہیں ’ہمارے ہاں کلور کوٹ سے لے کر ِبہل تک دریائے سندھ کا جو شرقی کنارہ ہے وہ ایک سو تیس کلو میٹر پر پھیلا ہوا ہے۔ اس کا مغربی کنارہ جو ہے وہ صوبہ سرحد کے ساتھ ملا ہوا ہے۔ حکومت کہتی ہے کہ ایک سو تیس کلومیٹر میں تیرہ ایسے پتن ہیں جہاں سے کشتیوں کے ذریعےگزر کر پنجاب میں آیا جا سکتا ہے لیکن اگر ہم نقشے کو دیکھیں تو ہمارے ہاں تینتیس کے قریب پتن ہیں۔ جہاں سے شدت پسند با آسانی آ جا سکتے ہیں‘۔

    سرائیکی پٹی کے چھ اضلاع میں گھومنے اور وہاں مختلف شعبہ ہائے زندگی سے تعلق رکھنے والے لوگوں سے بات چیت اور اسلام آباد میں مقیم بعض تحقیق کاروں اور نجزیہ نگاروں سے بات چیت کے بعد یہ امر واضح ہوا کہ شدت پسندی محض جنوبی پنجاب یا سرائیکی پٹی میں ہی نہیں بلکہ وسطی اور شمالی پنجاب میں بھی موجود ہے۔ ہاں البتہ یہ ضرور ہے کہ جنوبی پنجاب جہادیوں کی بھرتی کا ایک بڑا مرکز ضرور ہو سکتا ہے۔ سرائیکی پٹی میں شدت پسندی اپنی جگہ لیکن آج بھی کئی لوگوں کو ایمان کی حد تک یقین ہے کہ یہ صوفیا کا خطہ ہے اور یہاں ملا اور صوفی کا صدیوں سے فکری تنازع جاری ہے اور انہیں یقین ہے کہ جیت اب بھی تشدد کی نہیں بلکہ امن و محبت کی ہوگی۔

    جنوبی پنجاب میں شدت پسندی۔۔ حقائق اور افسانہ کے عنوان سے چوتھی اور آخری قسط میں آپ پڑھ پائیں گے کہ کیا شدت پسندی میں ریاستی اداروں کا بھی کوئی کردار ہے؟۔ آئندہ ہفتے پھر ملیں گے۔

  • LeT commander furious at JuD chief By Amir Mir Thursday, January 15, 2009

    http://thenews.jang.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=19630

    LAHORE: Chief operational commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LT) Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, arrested on December 10 by the Pakistani authorities in the wake of the Mumbai attacks, is furious at the Jamaat-ud-Daawa (JuD) leadership’s decision to publicly disown him in his hour of trial instead of trying to bail him out.

    According to circles close to the Pakistani authorities, involved in grilling Lakhvi to ascertain whether the LT is actually involved in the Mumbai mayhem, the commander is extremely hurt by a recent statement from a JuD spokesman that both the arrested Lashkar leaders Zakiur Rehman and Zarar Shah never had any link with either Hafiz Mohammad Saeed or the JuD.

    In a bid to shield Saeed, JuD spokesman Abdullah Muntazir told the Times of India on January 9, 2008: “In any case, Lakhvi and Zarar, the two men India is talking about, were never associated with the JuD, which has always been into charity work only.”

    It had been conveyed by Hafiz Saeed himself in the wake of the Mumbai terror strikes, the spokesman said, adding there were elements in the Pakistan government that wanted to target religious organisations. Circles close to Hafiz Saeed say there was nothing new in the JuD spokesman’s stance as its leadership had repeatedly denied any link with them.

    But a former LT office-bearer — now a part of the JuD — confirmed on condition of anonymity that Lakhvi was extremely upset over the U-turn taken by his former close associates and complains they had abandoned him at a time when he desperately needed their backing.

    Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, alias Abu Waheed Irshad Ahmad, comes from the Okara district of the Punjab province. Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone Mumbai attacker caught alive by the Indian authorities, belongs to the same area.

    Born on December 30, 1960 to the lower middle class family of Hafiz Azizur Rehman in Chak No. 18 of Rinala Khurd in Okara, Lakhvi is considered to be a close associate of Hafiz Saeed and has been named by Ajmal Kasab as his trainer as well as the planner of the Mumbai carnage. While Pakistan has already turned down an Indian demand for Lakhvi’s extradition despite American pressure, the JuD has deemed it fit to disown him.

    In 1988, Abu Abdur Rahman Sareehi, a Saudi national and allegedly a close associate of Osama bin Laden, founded in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Kunar an organisation which recruited Afghan youths and Pakistanis from the Bajaur Agency to fight Soviet occupation troops in the Central Asian country.

    Sareehi, the brother-in-law of Zaki Lakhvi, is believed to have contributed a hefty amount of Rs10 million to the construction of the Muridke headquarters of the Lashkar-i-Taiba, called the Markaz Daawa Wal Irshad, way back in 1988. The organisation flourished in Kunar and Bajaur areas as thousands of youths from Pakistan belonging to the Deobandi Salafi school of thought instantly joined its camps set up in Afghan provinces of Kunar and Paktia, both of which had a sizable number of Ahle Hadith (Wahabi) followers of Islam, besides hundreds of Saudis and Afghans.

    International media reports say Zaki Lakhvi was one of the main trainers at the Kunar camp of anti-Soviet militants. As the Lashkar had joined the Afghan jihad at a time it was winding down, the group did not play a major part in the fight against the Soviet forces, which pulled out in 1989.

    However, the participation of the Lashkar cadres in the Afghan jihad helped its leaders, particularly Hafiz Saeed and Zaki Lakhvi, win the trust of the Pakistani establishment. The insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir, beginning in 1989, came at an appropriate time to provide an active battleground for the Lashkar fighters when its leadership was made to divert its attention from Afghanistan and devote itself to the jihad in Kashmir, where it gained fame.

    As Lakhvi was subsequently made the supreme commander of the military operations in Jammu and Kashmir, his prime responsibility was to identify young men and indoctrinate them in jihad.

    In an April 1999 interview to an English daily from Muzzaffarabad, Lakhvi said: “We are extending our Mujahideen networks across India and preparing the Muslims of India against India. When they are ready, it will be the start of the break-up of India.” A few months later, at the three-day annual congregation of the LT held at its Muridke headquarters, 30 kilometres from Lahore, Lakhvi justified the launching of fidayeen missions in Jammu and Kashmir.

    He continued: “Following Pakistani withdrawal from the Kargil heights and the Nawaz-Clinton statement in Washington, it was important to boost the morale of the Kashmiri people… These fidayeen missions have been initiated to teach India a lesson as they were celebrating Pakistani withdrawal from Kargil. And let me tell you very clearly that our next target would be New Delhi.” Incidentally, the Indian parliament was attacked later on December 13, 2001.

    Subsequently, the US State Department declared the Lashkar a terrorist outfit, followed by a similar decision by the Musharraf regime. The LT later renamed itself as Jamaat-ud-Daawa (JuD) in a bid to separate its military actions in Kashmir from its religious undertakings in Pakistan. While stepping down as the Lashkar ameer at a press conference in Lahore on December 23, 2001, Hafiz Saeed appointed Maulana Abdul Wahid Kashmiri as his successor. But Lakhvi was retained as the supreme operational commander of the LT.

    However, differences soon erupted between Saeed and Lakhvi over distribution of the organisation’s assets, prompting the latter to revolt against Saeed and launch his own splinter group with the name of Khairun Naas (KuN). Their animosity grew to the extent that some of the Zaki-led rebel group members — largely consisting of LT fighters — reportedly took oath to assassinate Hafiz Saeed.

    According to Saeed’s aides, he first came under fire from Zaki when he decided to launch JuD and separated the LT infrastructure from the Jamaat. Lakhvi, being the chief operational commander of the LT, disapproved of the decision, saying it was meant to put the JuD in control of all the funds collected locally and abroad. He was of the view that as heavy donations were being collected in the name of the Kashmir jihad from all over Pakistan as well as abroad, the JuD leadership had no right to the money because it was only a preaching organisation.

    Sources close to Lakhvi revealed many of the dissident aides to Saeed were basically annoyed at his second marriage with a fallen mujahid’s 28-year-old widow. Saeed was 58 at the time of his marriage and had justified his act by saying the wedding was only meant to provide shelter to the widow of the fighter, who had lost his life in Jammu and Kashmir and had left behind two kids.

    However, a year later, Saeed and Lakhvi were made to mend fences and the two were the best of friends at the time of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. But Zaki Lakhvi had already moved the LT headquarters from Muridke to Muzaffarabad by then. In July 2006, the Indian authorities alleged that Azam Cheema, a LT operative accused of being the ring leader in the 2006 bombing of the Mumbai rail network [that killed over 200 people] was trained and sent to the Indian port city by Lakhvi.

    The Mumbai police commissioner then claimed that an arrested militant, Abu Anas, has confessed to being the bodyguard of Lakhvi. In May 2008, the US Treasury Department announced freezing the assets of four LT leaders including Lakhvi. In October, 2007, Lakhvi’s 20-year-old son Mohammad Qasim was reportedly killed in an encounter with the security forces at the Gamaroo village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora area.

    In the aftermath of the Mumbai attacks, the Indian authorities alleged Zaki Lakhvi, usually based in Muzaffarabad, had moved to Karachi in August 2008, the port city from where LT militants set off, so he could direct operations. The sole survivor of the Mumbai attacks, Ajmal Kasab, apparently told police Lakhvi had helped indoctrinate all the attackers.

    On December 3, 2008, India finally named him as one of four major planners behind the Mumbai terror attacks. And that he had allegedly offered to pay the Kasab family Rs150,000 for his participation in the assaults. On December 7, 2008, the Pakistani security forces arrested Lakhvi after raiding the JuD headquarters in Muzaffarabad.

    The Indian dossier handed over to Pakistan on January 5 includes transcription of intercepted telephonic conversation between the Mumbai attackers and Lakhvi. However, circles close to the arrested LT chief operational commander reject the Indian dossier as a pack of lies and insist Lakhvi has nothing to do with the Mumbai strikes.

  • PML-N goons in action:

    Judge orders arrest of two PML-N MPAs
    Published: February 23, 2010
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    LAHORE – Additional District & Sessions Judge Abid Rizwan Abid on Monday ordered police to arrest two PML-N MPAs Haji Allah Rakha and Naveed Anjum for their involvement in torturing a woman and grabbing her property.
    Applicant Shaheen Kanwal submitted the two MPAs had illegally grabbed her land. She filed several complaints in the revenue department and police concerned but no action was taken against them. She said she also held a press conference at Lahore Press Club on October 6, 2009 against the illegal activities of the MPAs. But, she said, the respondents along with their accomplices reached the club and started beating her without any fear of the law.
    Besides they also hurled threats at the people present in the club when they tried to save her from the furious MPAs. She filed an application with Qila Gujar Singh police seeking registration of a case against them but the police did not take any action. Later the police registered a case against the respondent MPAs on order of a court but the police remained still reluctant to arrest them due to their political influence. She requested the court to direct the capital city police chief to arrest the accused MPAs. On this the AD&SJ ordered the police to arrest the accused MPAs who had been harassing the woman besides illegally occupying property of the complainants.

    http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/Regional/Lahore/23-Feb-2010/Judge-orders-arrest-of-two-PMLN-MPAs

  • I am sorry but what a piece of s**t! So basically PML-Q’s member is accusing PML-N’s leader. huh….I personally do not like Rana Sanaullah, but atleast do not accuse spmeone without adequate evidence. Get a brain!

  • @ Naureen

    Before suggesting anyone else to get a brain, get a pair of eyes. Did you read this part of the post:

    Waqas Akram also got unexpected support from a member of Rana Sanaullah’s own party Rashid Akbar Niwani who described how the police of his district Bhakkar are helpless to arrest this militant leader. He even went so far as to say that “This is ‘Azaab-i-Elahi’ (divine torment) we are nurturing” As Raja Asghar notes in his report, Niwani was himself wounded in a suicide attack at his home which might explain his bold stance against his own party member.

  • Dear Naureen,
    please do read the entire article – it is not just Waqas Akram but also Tasneem Qureshi, Khursheed Ahmed Shah and PML-N’s own Rashid Akbar Niwani. I think it is better for PML-N supporters to do some self-assessment of their own leaders like Rashid Akbar Niwani is doing. It is open knowledge that many PML-N leaders have had ties with sectarian outfits in the past. The first step towards changing is to acknowledge the reality!

  • Also please Rana Sanaullah’s own statement regarding this allegation:
    http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=20102\24\story_24-2-2010_pg13_8

    Replying to a question about his contacts with a banned religious organisation based in Jhang, Sanaullah said all members of the Jamaatud Dawa and the Sipah-e-Sahaba were not terrorists. He said several Sipah-e-Sahaba members were registered voters in Jhang, and “I met their leader, Muhammad Ahmad Ludhianvi, twice to secure votes for the upcoming by-elections”. He said his political opponents had also met Sipah-e-Sahaba members while campaigning for the
    by-elections.

  • Minister woos extremists Dawn Editorial Wednesday, 24 Feb, 2010
    http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/the-newspaper/editorial/16-minister-woos-extremists-hs-02

    Rana Sanaullah has had to pay a huge price for being the informal second in command to Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. The law minister, the most visible member of the provincial cabinet after Mr Sharif himself, has been seen — and closely watched — getting his fingers into many a potentially damaging matter. Until now the most eminently forgettable of his adventures was the one which involved making public pictures of the Punjab governor’s kin in an effort to prove their dangerous liberal credentials.

    He has also had to sometimes defend the Punjab government’s hopeless positions, and of late there have been a couple of controversies relating to his personal conduct. All these seem tame affairs considering what Mr Sanaullah finds himself at the centre of now. Anxious members of the National Assembly on Monday said he had colluded with a twice-banned extremist outfit in order to garner votes for a forthcoming by-election in Jhang. That these reports are genuine is hardly in doubt when, along with other lawmakers, a member of the National Assembly belonging to Rana Sanaullah’s PML-N confirms them.

    In a rare across-the-board condemnation in the National Assembly of official patronage of extremist groups, lawmakers from the PPP, PML-Q and PML-N have warned that the Punjab government may be playing with fire here. They hit the nail on the head when pointing out that promoting extremist elements for narrow political gains could spell trouble for the entire province. As the PML-N’s opponents, the PPP and PML-Q men were perhaps shy of asking why the party felt the need to so brazenly court the extremists. After all the PML-N promotes itself as a democratic, law-abiding, patriotic and moderate political party. It had the option of relying on its very visible public appeal to tackle a challenge as minor as a by-election in a province that it rules instead of going so far as to curry favour with an extremist group. Or could it be that the party shares an ideological affinity with such groups and thinks it wise to flaunt that connection at this juncture?

  • Resurgence of terror groups in Punjab alarms NA By Ahmad Hassan Wednesday, 24 Feb, 2010 http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/the-newspaper/front-page/19-resurgence-of-terror-groups-in-punjab-alarms-na-420-hh-06

    ISLAMABAD: Concerns were again expressed in the National Assembly on Tuesday over the resurfacing in Punjab of banned militant religious organisations whose members were openly brandishing firearms and banners openly.

    Members urged the federal government to take action to curb the organisations which appeared to be functioning without being effectively deterred by the provincial administration.

    Former information minister Sherry Rehman, PML-Q’s Sheikh Waqas Akram and PPP’s Nadeem Afzal Chan severely criticised the Punjab government for allowing the banned groups to carry out their activities. They said the groups were not only influencing by-elections but also using various occasions, including the Kashmir Solidarity Day, to promote their nefarious designs.

    Speaking on a point of order, Ms Rehman severely criticised the way banned sectarian and jihadi groups were being allowed to run amok in Punjab.

    She said it was not only the issue of sectarian groups being patronised for an election campaign, but also of how they were holding rallies all over Lahore, brandishing weapons and promoting terrorist dogma with impunity.

    “The federal government should urgently seek to assist the Punjab government if they lack the capacity to book such criminals, as we saw Lahore rocked by bone-chilling blasts last year,” she said.

    “They must be made to cease and desist with all the might of the state. Nobody can silence parliament and nobody should be allowed to ignore the law of the land,” she said.

    In recent weeks, a number of banned outfits, including the Sipah-i-Sahaba and Lashkar-e-Taiba, have been seen operating under new names. They have stepped up their activities, mainly in Punjab.

    PML-N Chief Whip Aftab Sheikh shared the concern of fellow legislators and assured the house that he would talk to the Punjab administration to convey their apprehensions.

  • Surge in extremism
    Dawn Editorial
    Thursday, 25 Feb, 2010

    For a second consecutive day, members of the National Assembly on Tuesday protested the resurfacing of banned extremist groups in the country. The focus was again on Punjab. The province had given a few concerned MNAs sufficient cause to worry when it was reported that the Punjab law minister had found it prudent to curry favour with the leadership of an ostensibly defunct extremist group.

    Although Monday’s debate in the lower house couldn’t quite get the media or public attention that it deserved, on Tuesday lawmakers from the PPP and the PML-Q (aided by a supportive PML-N chief whip) were intent on impressing upon one and all that there were high risks involved in allowing extremists a free reign. PPP’s Sherry Rehman led the strong calls for arresting the trend. Fellow PPP member Nadeem Afzal Chann and the PML-Q’s vocal lawmaker from the Jhang neighbourhood, Sheikh Waqas Akram, also highlighted just how grave the situation could turn out to be, and in not too distant a future. They justifiably asked the Punjab government to take immediate action and demanded that extremist organisations be forced to “cease and desist”.

    Unfortunately, a statement by the Punjab law minister gives an indication of just what kind of impact the impassioned pleas from the National Assembly are having on the provincial leadership. The minister explains his recent Jhang hobnobbing by arguing that he is fully within his rights to woo voters, whatever group they may belong to. Simple reasoning which, if anything, adds to the prevailing sense of insecurity. In recent weeks, there have been many reports from various parts of the country of a ‘resurgence’ in the ranks of the extremists. While the administration may be on the lookout for terrorists dispatched by militants from the tribal belt, it also needs to ensure that no local groups are allowed to function through violence and hate-mongering.

    Punjab has a huge role in the resolution of this serious problem. Obscurantists are tightening their grip on the province’s southern regions and Lahore itself has repeatedly come under terrorist attack. But that said, even if it has the will it cannot be expected to stem the rising tide all by itself. The National Assembly members are right in demanding that the federal government play a more active role in curbing extremism. There are no shortcuts to dealing with the problem, and for whatever they are worth the old formulas — honesty of purpose, economic development, political empowerment, social partnerships, improved intelligence-gathering — will have to do for the time being. For starters, however, let’s have some law and order.

    http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/the-newspaper/editorial/16-surge-in-extremism-hs-02

  • From Sherry’s blog

    The victims of Gojra violence have been able to get the case registered. This happened due to the intense agitation by the christians who refused to bury their loved ones and put their bodies on the railway tract and blocked the railway traffic. The immediate intervention by President Zardari and the international pressure forced the pro Taliban government of Punjab to register the case!

    The victims of Gojra have clearly implicated PML-N and the Punjab police for the violence. The PML-N city president of Toba Tek Singh has been nominated in FIR so as the highest level of police administration.

    With this the Chief Minister of Punjab must take responsibility of the carnage and resign. The city president of his party and his police officers have been accused by the victims. Not a single word has been uttered by the pseudo secular elite of Pakistan against Shahbaz Sharif.

    Because the victims have implicated PML-N’s city office bearer as well as officers of Punjab police, its important that Shahbaz Sharif must resign so that victims can get impartial access to justice.

    Shaheryar Ali

    Report By: Online News Network

    Case registered against 20 known, 800 unknown people involved in Gojra riots

    GOJRA: City police Gojra has registered case against 800 people including DPO, DCO and city president PML-N Toba Teak Singh on seven charges including murder, attempt to murder and terrorism following Saturday’s violent incidents in Gojra.

    The city police on the request of Church Bishop, Almas Hameed Masih registered case against 20 known and 800 unknown people under the section 462, 302, 380, 354, 295B, 149, 148 and 7ATA. The FIR bears the names of PML-N City president Abdul Qadir Awan, Tahira alias Machi, Bashir Kasai, Nomi Kasai, Moulvi Nisar, Maulvi Usman, DCO Toba Imran Sikandar Baloch, DPO Inkisar Hussain, Subhani, Khalid Panwala, Hamad, Latif, Mouchi Councilor, Qari Noor Ahmad Awan Colony, Faisal Butt, Jani and Noor Hussain. Earlier, the bereaved families of the victims staged protest against the killings by laying bodies of their loved ones on railway tracks. And demanded immediate arrest of the people responsible for the violence.

    However, the bereaved families end their protest after the Minister of Law Rana Sanaullah has shown them the photocopies of FIR registered in the police station and assured them strict action against the responsible of the incident. Senior provincial minister Raja Riaz Ahmad, Federal Minister for minorities Shahbaz Bhatti, member Punjab assembly and provincial ministers were also present on the occasion. Meanwhile Angry protesters on Sunday burned more then 50 houses while dead bodies of seven people after post-mortem at Tehsil Headquarter Hospital were handed over to theirs heirs. Police has arrested more then 60 including 11 wanted culprits during several raids from last night.

    According to details, four people who were burnt due to riots belonged to one family. As soon as the dead bodies reached in Christian colony people shouted slogans amid cries against government and expressed their hatred upon the murders tooth and nail. They said that RPO and DPO Toba Tek Singh are responsible for the heinous acts thus due to hollow claims we lost over lives and property.

    The peoples who were arrested by police includes Maulana Abdul Khaliq, Qari Abid-ur-Rehman Shah from the ban organization Sippa Sahaba, Hafiz Imran from Jamiat Ahl-Hadis.

    It must be worth mentioning that heirs of deceased urged that they will not bury the dead bodies until Chief Minister of Punjab visits Gojra in this regard.

    Case has been registered against 17 known and 783 unknown people on charges including those of killing, attempt to kill and terrorism following Saturday’s violent incidents in Gojra.

    Religious Bigot Shahbaz Sharif
    The case was registered on the request of Church Bishop while the families of the victims staged protest against the killings by laying bodies of their loved ones on railway tracks.

    The bereaved families demanded immediate arrest of the people responsible for the violence.

    Rangers, who took control of the city, have started patrolling in Gojra. Strongly deploying the onslaught on a minority community in Gojra, a tehsil of Toba Tek Singh, which left many women and children injured and torched their houses, Federal Minister for Minority Affairs Shahbaz Bhatti has asked Ulema and others leaders to play their due role to decrease the miseries of Christian Community.

    On the special directives of President Asif Ali Zardari, he is visiting Gojra. While talking to host of journalists on Sunday he termed the incident as an instance of inhumanity and brutality adding that none who believes in welfare of people belonging to minority community can support such kind of menace.

    He termed it an international conspiracy adding such people want to foil the image of Islam and Pakistan

    http://sherryx.wordpress.com/2009/08/04/gojra-christians-register-cases-against-pml-n-city-president-and-police-shahbaz-sharif-resign/

  • This is case of a fox guarding a hen’s nest. This sounds scary and the results of this on the future of Pakistan look dreadful. We must and I stress WE MUST promote liberal and secular forces in Pakistan to be the decision makers. This will ensure us a smooth ride in future.

  • PMLN SHOULD PREFER ITS MANIFESTO TO TERRORIST OUTFIT IN JHANG// SHIITE NEWS ANALYSIS REPORT

    Special Analysis Report of Shiite News on PML-N Leadership association with outlawed terrorists organization SSP

    Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) has sacrificed its election manifesto to secure support from a pro-Taliban and pro-Al-Qaeda sectarian terrorist outfit in the bye-election for a vacant seat (PP-82) of Punjab Assembly from District Jhang.

    First, one must know what the PMLN said in the manifesto for Elections February-2008. Extremism and Terrorism is 8th point of 22-points manifesto that was released in December 2007:
    The number of people with an extremist mindset in Pakistan is very small, but there is a much larger number of people, especially in NWFP and the Tribal areas, who regard the war on terror as a campaign against Islam. The use of force is and will remain necessary against foreign and local terrorists who take innocent lives and also to prevent infiltration across the Pakistan border, but it is even more important to win the hearts and minds of people who support them, through a concerted process of political engagement.
    PML (N) is committed to pursue this dual track approach and take resolute steps to eradicate the menace of extremism and terrorism which is also becoming a serious threat to life and property in Pakistan.
    During its previous tenure from 1997 to 1999, the PML (N) government took a series of measures to control terrorist group and counter their activities. It also supported the efforts of the international community to deal with this threat to peace and stability. In keeping with this policy PML (N) will intensify these efforts by:
    – Strengthening the capacity of law enforcing agencies to detect and control terrorist groups and their supporters;
    – Influencing the groups which directly or indirectly support terrorism, through political intermediaries and civil society organizations to adhere to basic Islamic principles of peace, moderation and justice.

    – Promoting the rule of law, tolerance and mutual respect in the country to overcome the sense of desperation which pushes certain segments of society towards extremism.
    – Taking steps to mainstream the tribal areas into the political, economic and cultural activities of the country and accelerating the pace of economic and social development in these areas.

    Pakistan Muslim League Quaid-e-Azam (PMLQ)’s Member of Parliament Shaikh Waqas Akram told the Parliament on Tuesday February 23, 2010 that Rana Sanaullah, provincial law minister of the PMLN’s Punjab government, visited Jhang district on February 21, 2010 and met chief of a notorious terrorist group.

    Shaikh Waqas further said that under full official protocol on February 22, Mr. Rana spoke at a rally where banned terrorist outfit’s supporters raised slogans against Shia Muslims and called them kafir (heathen).

    As you read PMLN proudly referred to its previous tenure from 1997 to 1999, when they took a series of measures to control terrorist group and counter their activities.

    What they did to the ASS/SSP and its affiliated Lashkar-e-Jhangvi? The notorious terrorists of Anjuman Sipah-e-Sahaba (ASS) of Pakistan and its affiliated Lashkar-e-Jhangvi were killed in encounters with the security personnel during tenure of the PMLN’s Shahbaz Sharif as chief minister of Punjab in 1997-99. Rana Sanaullah is minister in the cabinet of Shahbaz Sharif, younger brother of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who is now again chief minister of the province. Shahbaz Sharif on record said about this terrorist group that its terrorists were trained for terrorism in Afghanistan. It was late 1990s when Taliban had ruled Afghanistan. Anjuman Sipah-e-Sahaba (ASS) had to be renamed as Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) because of its acronym-ASS that made its opponents and ordinary Pakistanis to call them “ass.”

    Sipah-e-Sahaba and its affiliated wings openly perpetrated terrorism and in many cases claimed responsibility for the massacre and genocide of Shia Muslims in all over Pakistan. To hoodwink ordinary Muslims, the ASS or SSP had to be renamed again as Millat-e-Islamia Pakistan and then Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat respectively.

    Originally belonging to Deobandi sect, the ASS/SSP/MIP or ASWJ is ideologically Wahhabism-influenced outfit. This terrorist group also killed many Sunni Bralevis because the group considers Bralevis as Mushrik and Bid’ati. Now, it doesn’t make public its actual viewpoint fearing a backlash from Sunni Bralevis.

    Then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had become prime target of Riaz Basra who reportedly made a failed attempt on his life by exploding a bridge that was being used by him on way to his Raiwind (Lahore) residence. Nawaz Sharif was sent a photograph from a very close range with a message from these terrorists that we are so much nearer to you.

    Riaz Basra, a criminal who formed Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, sister wing of the Sipah-e-Sahaba, who claimed responsibility for genocide of Shia Muslims, was finally killed in a gun-battle with security forces.

    At a rally in Rawalpindi, the group chief Azam Tariq had threatened the Pakistan Army that he and his group would react if General Pervez Musharraf-led regime chose to oppose Taliban in Afghanistan.

    Interestingly, his only vote as Member of National Assembly had blocked the PPP, single largest party and then an ally of the PMLN from forming its legitimate democratic government. Azam Tariq’s vote brought favourites of military dictator Pervez Musharraf to power in 2002.

    It remains a Sipah-e-Sahaba style and tradition it always deceived people of Pakistan. Former federal interior minister Naseerullah Babar had reportedly said that he had seen Azam Tariq with former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in a foreign country’s hotel.

    Reports had it that Sipah-e-Sahaba was a joint venture of Israeli Mossad and the United States’ CIA but they also used their allied intelligence agencies for cover-up.

    Former military chief Pervez Musharraf, a staunch U.S. ally, had enjoyed Sipah-e-Sahaba’s support when he led a coup to dislodge Nawaz Sharif-led PMLN’s government.

    Sipah-e-Sahaba always backed Al-Qaeda and Taliban and remained involved in heinous and inhuman acts of terrorism in Pakistan. Amazingly, they were not dealt with severely and action of cosmetic nature was taken to hoodwink public opinion.

    For instance, Musharraf regime banned the terrorist group but his government also banned the victim of Sipah-e-Sahaba’s terrorism namely Tehrik-e-Jafaria Pakistan (TJP).

    Thousands of Shia Muslims were massacred in mosques, mourning processions, congregations while performing obligatory or recommended Islamic functions. Among the victims of Sipah-e-Sahaba terrorism were: innocent children, women, elderly persons, medical doctors, lawyers, teachers, government officers, business tycoons, etc.

    Sargodha’s Commissioner Tajammul Abbas was a Shia Muslim who was assassinated in government residence. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ashraf Marth was a Sunni Police officer who was murdered because he had found clues to foreign support given to Sipah-e-Sahaba. He was a close relative of PMLQ’s chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain who had served as a Prime Minister for a short period under General Pervez Musharraf as President.

    PMLN’s Rana Sanaullah had defended the terrorist group at a meeting in December 2009 when another senior official of the PMLN had warned the group’s chief not to create tension in Punjab province. That official was target of a huge explosion in his hometown but he was not there at the time of the blast.

    The anti-Shia terrorist outfit has also killed Pakistani Hindus, Sikhs and Christians.

    Print and electronic media, civil society and human rights organisations have also not played their active role against this terrorist outfit. Government, security forces, intelligence agencies, all the relevant officials and political and religious parties have taken no serious practical step against this terrorist outfit. They must know the fact that terrorists and victims of terrorism cannot be equated.

    Shiite News’ analysts believe that Pakistan would have avoided terrorism and suicidal attacks, had the Sipah-e-Sahaba and its mindset been nipped in the bud. It was Sipah-e-Sahaba and its affiliated group that introduced suicidal attacks in Pakistan.

    Terrorism and extremism in Pakistan can be thwarted and defeated by a just solution. Neither ferocious terrorists should be pardoned nor they be embraced. The PMLN shouldn’t put its credibility at stake.

    Shia Muslims are unhappy with the PMLN because Nawaz Sharif hadn’t visited the martyrs’ families after massacre on Ashura in December 2009. PMLN should not side with terrorists involved in the genocide of peaceful Shia Muslims.

  • shame on you waqas akram, killer of your sister,s boyfriend, purchasing votes
    with money, your dirty father sh akram and you.
    every body has right yo meet any body and like you drink, eat ham meat\
    and fuck prostitutes. evert body is free to meet any body,
    waqas akram is a real son of bitch

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    IMRAN, Refrain from obscene language. If you claim to represent an Islamist stance or party, then at least respect Islamic norms and etiquettes.

  • Violence mars Milad celebrations in two cities By M. Irfan Mughal and Mohammad Saleem Monday, 01 Mar, 2010 http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/pakistan/provinces/03-fifteen-people-arrested-after-faisalabad-clashes-ss-04

    DERA ISMAIL KHAN/ FAISALABAD: Dera Ismail Khan and Faisalabad districts were in the grip of tension following clashes and attacks on processions taken out on Saturday to celebrate Eid Miladun Nabi (peace be upon him).

    A curfew was imposed in three tehsils of Dera Khan and Section 144 was imposed in Faisalabad.

    Troops were deployed in the troubled Dheki town of Dera Khan after clashes between two sectarian groups.

    Police and hospital sources said that seven people had been killed and 32 others injured in an attack on a procession and an exchange of fire between law-enforcement personnel and rioters.

    Trouble started when the procession passing by a seminary came under attack. Witnesses said that two men in the procession were killed and five others injured.

    Immediately after the incident, a charged mob attacked the seminary. A police contingent trying to bring the situation under control also came under attack and five people were killed and 27 others injured when police fired back.

    The town was calm but tense on Sunday with troops patrolling the streets. The main Dera city, Proa and Paharpur tehsils were under strict curfew.

    NWFP Chief Minister Amir Haider Khan Hoti discussed the situation with Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on phone and appealed to him to cooperate with the government to promote sectarian harmony in the area.

    According to a handout issued in Peshawar, Mr Hoti assured the Maulana that the government would take action against trouble-makers.

    DIG Feroz Shah said that over 50 people had been arrested for firing at the procession and cases had been registered against them.

    Officials said that a curfew had also been imposed in the adjacent Tank town.

    The administration convened meetings of elders, Ulema and politicians to seek their help in maintaining peace in the town which has a history of sectarian clashes.

    Police said a pick-up truck loaded with weapons was seized near the Cawar checkpost and a man was arrested.

    In Faisalabad, four people were injured when a group of people believed to be hiding in Gol Mosque opened fire on an Eid Miladun Nabi (PBUH) procession in Ghulam Mohammadabad locality of the city.

    Some men in the procession allegedly vandalised the mosque and pelted it with stones.

    A Gol Mosque spokesperson said that people in the procession had provoked them by throwing stones at the mosque. After the firing, a large number of people besieged the Ghulam Mohammadabad police station and set more than 200 vehicles and motorbikes on fire.

    The protesters also ransacked the police station, forcing the personnel run away. Official vehicles of Gulberg traffic sector were also torched by the mob. Police tried to disperse the mob with teargas, but failed.

    The charged mob also pelted policemen with stones, injuring a few constables.

    The protesters blocked the Saddar Bazaar Road, Latif Chowk and Chandni Chowk and burned tyres. A number of shells fired by police also landed in houses.

    The mob also attacked and allegedly looted the house of Gol Mosque khateeb Zahid Mehmood Qasmi.

    About 48 people belonging to both sects, including Mr Qasmi, were arrested.

    Punjab Inspector-General of Police Tariq Saleem Dogar arrived in the city on Saturday night.

    Officials of police and district administration held a meeting with Ahmed Ludhianvi, chief of the proscribed Sipah-i-Sahaba Pakistan, and urged him to help calm the situation.

    On Sunday, a mob attacked a mosque in Usman Town on the Millat Road and burned a motorcycle and a generator. Police arrested 12 people.

    SSP (operations) Sarfraz Falki suspended Sargodha Road SHO Zahid Hussain for dereliction of duty.

    Despite the imposition of Section 144, people belonging to the Gol Mosque sect took out a procession and held a meeting at the Clock Tower intersection.

    The eight bazzars emanating from the Clock Tower remained closed.

  • Good work,. and mr Amir mughal is good writer kindly give him space in ur site mr Admin, and my suggetion is that kindly axcept that ban too large comments on the web site,

  • It is a matter of extreme concern that a provincial law minister has been seen pandering to a banned organisation’s senior leader. Rana Sanaullah, who happens to be Punjab’s Law Minister, either forgot his own designation during his recent visit to Jhang or was suffering from amnesia when he took Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) leader Maulana Muhammad Ahmed Ludhianvi on a ride in his car. He also visited the banned organisation’s madrassa. Is it not ironic that the law minister gave full protocol to a sectarian outfit’s leader, an organisation that has officially been banned by the government? Thus it was all but inevitable that there was an uproar over Rana Sanaullah giving official patronage to Ludhianvi in the National Assembly.

    The Punjab government has long been in denial over the presence of terror outfits in Punjab, particularly South Punjab. The audacity of the PML-N to call itself a ‘progressive’ party – at best, it is a centre-right party – when it is pursuing such policies should serve as a wake up call for the people of Pakistan. If we want to rid our country of extremist ideology, our lawmakers should set an example instead of giving official patronage to terror outfits. An appeal to the Punjab government: stop living in denial and take effective measures to make our country safe from extremist elements.

  • PML-N is a bunch of criminals. Provincial law minister Rana Sanaullah visited Jhang on February 21 in connection with bye-election in PP-82. During his visit, law minister met with the chief of a banned organisation and took him to the election campaign in an official vehicle of the Punjab government with police escort headed by a Deputy Superintendent Police (DSP). Rana Sanaullah had no interest in the said constituency (PP-82), as it was a rural constituency from where PML-Q had fielded no candidate, however, PPP and PML-N were contesting the elections in that constituency. This means PML(N) could do anything for getting votes, instead of campaign against militants they are getting favours. As long as these black sheep remain, we can’t be rid of menace of terrorism and extremism completely. We urge these political parties not to put the lives of people in danger for the sake of some votes.

  • It is quite obvious that Terrorism can not flourish with out the support of Government bodies. The leaders like Rana sanaullah are the real terrorists and murderers.
    Even PPP is not lacking behind in this regard, as the bomb blasts in early 2010 in karachi,in which many shias were killed,were linked with the PPP Ministers.

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  • Saray PML-N walay kafir r terrorist hain,rana sana ullah wajib ul qatal hain rana sana ullah soower ki awolad hain,sipah e sahaba k najayaz harami awolado tum log musalman kab se ho gaye ho tum logo ko Islam k matlab malom hain? Rasool Allah S.A.W.W ne akhri waqt main kiya farmaya ta k main 2 cheezain chor k ja raha hoon aik Quran e Pak r dosra Ahle Baith A.S,tum haramio ne aik ko bhi nahe liya hain,kafir kafir sipah e sahaba kafir,haramio tareekh parh lo tum logo ko pata chal jaye ga k tumharay pehle sahaba ko tum logo k dosray sahaba ne qatal kiya ta sirf r sir iqtidar ki waja se QK tumharay pehle sahaba ko yeh pata chal gaya ta k Hazrat Imam Ali A.S haq pe ta.lanat ho tum kafiro pe.Quran e Pak main hain k jis ne aik insan ko qatal kiya goya uss ne puri insaniyat ka qatal kiya kiya r tum dehshat gardo ne kitne masoom momineen ko mar dala hain,tum logo ka imam yazeed soowar momineen e islam ko khatam na kar saka tu tum jaheel harami kaha se khatam karo ge. Labaik Ya Hussain A.S,hussainiyat Zindabad Allah ki lanat ho Ahle Baith A.S k dushmano pe beshuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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