Historicity of Sectarian Problems in Pakistan since Zia’s unlawful imposition of Martial Law that is from July 5th 1977 till date.
Zia was imposed on Pakistan by United States anticipating Iran-Iraq controversy which United States had initiated and promoted through Saddam and Saudi Arabia, and conspired to convert it into a war which had continued for more than a decade. America believe that Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, was too shrewd to fall into American inhuman project. Therefore a person as callous as a person without conscience like Zia could be a stooge to serve its evil designs. According to late Maulana Mufti Mehmood, a celebrated religious scholar, Zia’s sincerity of belief in Islam was doubtful. The Maulana in his own seminary at Multan in a public meeting had responded to an anti-Qadiani slogan, wherein Zia being a Qadiani was protested, had almost confirmed that Zia was a Qadiani. Muslims throughout the word in general and in Pakistan in particular hate Qadianis. Shias in Pakistan are known for their deepest hatred for Qadianis. Saudi Arabia whose religious dogma is little acceptable to majority of Muslims, also holds Shias as “despicable”. Iran-Iraq war which was so initiated by Untied States, it had allured Saudi Arabia to become leader of Muslims in the world and fill the void created by overthrow of Shah of Iran and finance sectarian hate movement against Shias by its affiliate clergy. The object was twisting of Shia arms so that they may not be left to support Iran in the war imposed on it.
Zia-ul-Haq for this purpose created Anjuman-e-Sipah-e-Sahaba which was generously funded by Saudi Arabia and they launched a movement in the country with the slogan that Shias are heretics and not Muslims and they be declared a minority. For this purpose he also handed over the only media namely Radio Pakistan and PTV in the control of the representatives of the anti-Shia belief. He encouraged them to publish venomous literature against Shia and there creed which created a sectarian controversy that resulted in bloodshed of which the main sufferers were Shia community.
In those days Nawaz Sharif was Chief Minister of Punjab, he and his prominent associates had close ties with anti-Shia clergy and would often play host to such element when they had to address or organize public gatherings to promote their demand of getting Shias declared a minority. In Attock and its suburbs the sitting MPA of Nawaz Sharif was directly involved in instigating sectarian riots. This MPA was a regular host of Haq Nawaz Jhangvi and once smuggled him in a “daig” which could accommodate him because of his physical figure.
It is not being stated off the record, the Chief Minister’s office files might be having the volume of complaints against the MPA, mostly posted by me. If not available there, I have record to support the existence of the complaints. Whatever I have stated about Zia-ul-Haq is not the gossip of a man in the street. I have served as spokesman of Islamic International Tribunal which conducted an Inquiry into War Crimes of Iran-Iraq war and had visited war-zones in Iran. Of course we were not allowed to visit Iraq as Visa was declined by Iraq authority. At the end of inquiry the tribunal announced its findings in a press conference held at London School of Economics. It is known to everyone that Nawaz Sharif had pledged alongside grave of Zia-ul-Haq that he will promote, Zia’s mission throughout his life.