Fulbright Scholar in Jail and Illiterate Fanatic in Punjab Assembly

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In This Video you can hear hate-mongering slogans against Shiite community and slogan in support of Malik Ishaq founder of Lashkar Jhangvi

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Masroor Nawaz Jhangvi son of Haqnawaz Jhangvi, founder of Spiha-i-Sahabah Pakistan-SSP has become member of Punjab Assembly after winning a bye election of PP-78 Jhang,a district of Punjab. Masroor Jhangvi got more than 48 thousands votes and his runner up Azad Nasir from PML-N got more than 37 thousands vote.

 

Importance of this election was that Ahle-Sunnat-Waljammat-ASWJ aka SSP was a banned organization included in list of proscribed organizations submitted by NACTA to Supreme Court. Muhammad Ahmad Ludhiyanvi who is Patron-in-Chief of banned ASWJ had filed his nomination papers for the said bye election of PP-78 and declared himself ticket holder of ASWJ and Masroor Nawaz Jhangvi had filed his nomination paper as covering candidate and papers of both were accepted by District Returning Officer Jhang and rejected objections filed by opposite candidates. Then a writ petition was submitted to Lahore High Court. Two members bench of LHC rejected disqualified M.A.Ludhayanvi due to not showing his assets in nomination paper and did not mention ban on ASWJ as one othe reason of his disqualification in its order. Then three member bench of LHC nullified two members bench of LHC and allowed him to contest the bye election. But Ludhayanvi decided to withdraw his nomination papers in support of Masroor Nawaz Jhangvi.

 

Before this we had seen in bye election of NA-248 Karachi same practice. In bye election of NA-248 Karachi Election Commission of Pakistan allowed Taj Hanafi central General Secretary of ASWJ to contest the election and here any political party filed any objection on this in election office. Neither anyone filed any writ in Sindh High Court. And we did not know still the reason why Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party remained silence during bye election in NA-248 and during whole campaign of a banned organization ASWJ in PP-78 he did not utter a single word on this but after worst defeat of his party candidate Sarfraz Rabbani (got just more than 2000 votes) he retweeted,

 

“  PPP workers & leaders risked their lives to fight #PP78 election. Time for inferior minister to go home. ECP has hard questions to answer.”

 

Even we had not seen any single statement on this issue during election campaign by newly elected leadership of PPP central Punjab. Neither their candidate filed objections in Election Commission of Pakistan nor they filed any writ in court. In my thought this is mere political stunt which Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and its other comrades are using now after victory of Masroor Jhangvi in PP-78.

 

Riaz Malik a social and political analysts commented on this issue,

 

“A couple of months ago, DAWN’s Cyril Almeida made the ludicrous claim that Saudi-stooge PM Nawaz Sharif stands against terrorism. Today the Election Commission, Lahore High Court, media and the PML N government facilitated the election victory of a Deobandi ISIS terrorist in Jhang, Punjab.”

 

Khalid Umar another senior analyst pointed out an irony on victory of fanatic ignorant Mullah,

 

 

“An illiterate religious terrorist Masroor Jhangvi, a murderer, who should be behind the bars, wins election of provincial assembly in Punjab and Junaid Hafeez, an English literature teacher, who left medical college to join English literature studies, a Fulbright scholar, in Jackson State University who returned with a passion in teaching art, drama, linguistics is being incarcerated in a jail since 2013, in the same province fighting for his life being booked under blasphemy laws.”

 

He tells us about Junaid Hafiz in detail,

 

“Located in the south of Punjab, Rajanpur is the poorest district of Pakistan’s largest province. Over half the population lives below the poverty threshold and two-thirds lack a primary school education. It was into this bleak rural landscape that Junaid Hafeez was born and where his edifying story begins. At the age of 16 he had completed a Secondary School Degree with an “A1” score-the top percentile among all students. In 2003 he was top of his class for his Intermediate (two year College) Degree in Premedical Studies. In 2009 while pursuing a joint degree in English Language and Literature from Bahauddin Zakariya University in the city of Multan he became one of five students from Pakistan selected for the regional Undergraduate Exchange component of the Fulbright Scholarship. Under the program he spent a year in Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi studying theater, photography and English literature.

 

While in Mississippi, Hafeez acted in and directed several plays and excelled in his studies. After two semesters in the U.S., he returned to BZU Multan in 2011 as a graduate student and visiting lecturer in the English department, while also teaching at the College of Design. He returned to his University in Multan with a passion for teaching and social activism. After graduating valedictorian he immediately applied for a teaching position. For two years his flame burnt bright as he introduced courses on creative writing and linguistics at his university, directed and acted in ten plays, made several appearances on television and translated five Urdu works into English. This trailblazing journey came to a halt on March 13, 2013 when he was accused of blasphemy by several of his students belonging to the largest religiopolitical party of the country, the Jamaat-e-Islaami. A protest on campus followed and the University immediately buckled and terminated Junaid’s teaching contract. An arrest followed and formal charges of blasphemy were filed focusing on alleged remarks made by Junaid during his lectures at the University and through a Facebook account-that continues to be active after the arrest and which is yet to be directly linked to him.

Junaid’s first lawyer Mr. Chaudhry Mudassir excused himself from the case after anonymous death threats as well as pressure from within the lawyer community. His second lawyer Rashid Rehman Khan refused to abandon the case despite experiencing similar attempts at intimidation. Mr. Rehman had a reputation for taking on cases that no other lawyer dared to touch and was a hero in the Pakistani human rights community. In the land where no good deed goes unpunished, he was shot dead in his office on May 7, 2014.”

 

 

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