After the heinous attacks on Ahmadi mosques in Lahore, we have seen numerous statements that Punjabi Taliban and Sipah Sihaba are involved in this target killing.
However, the picture (of a signboard at a busy road in Lahore) on the top of this post is showing a different view as it is written on the signboard, sponsored by the Government of the Punjab (Auqaf Department), that “Friends of Ahmadis are enemies of Islam and the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)”.
Everyone knows that in a Muslim country, where intolerance and sectarianism is rampant, such statements may tantamount to death warrant for the innocent Ahmadi community.
Various ministers of the PML-N, ruling party in Punjab, have issued numerous condemnation statements after the Lahore attacks, but on the other hand they are also supporting various anti-Ahmadi Groups, i.e., Sipah-e-Sahaba and Anjuman Tahaffuz-e-Khatm-e-Nabuwat.
Now we can easily understand who are the real mentors and supporters of terrorism in Pakistan. It is in view of these facts that Governor Salman Taseer boldly stated that PML-N is responsible for the Lahore massacre because of their contacts with jihadis e.g., Punjabi Taliban and Sipah Sahaba.
The following are some related statements on the heinous attacks on Ahmadi mosques:
Statements issued by Governor Salman Taseer:
SalmaanTaseer Punjab govt has failed 2 prosecute and convict killers from hate organizations GHQ Hamza camp Lt Gen Mushtaq Baig.In jail with VIP status
SalmaanTaseer shameful attack on ahmedis is direct result of PML N linkages with Taliban Only answer is zero tolerance
SalmaanTaseer Sip sahaba Jangvi Taliban r al part of same brotherhood and coalition partners of PML N Law minister openly supports them What can u expect?
SalmaanTaseer Let me be clear Law and Order is a provincial subject Directly under CM Punjab it is NOT under my control I am being bombarded wth ???
Here is a statement by CM Punjab Shahbaz Sharif and his elder brother Nawaz Sharif (leader of PML-N) in their ‘verbal’ condemnation of the Lahore tragedy:
Nawaz, Shahbaz denounce terror
May 29, 2010
By Our Correspondent
LAHORE: PML-N Quaid Mian Nawaz Sharif has strongly denounced the incidents of firing and bomb blasts in the Model Town and Garhi Shahu areas which claimed dozens of innocent lives.
In a condolence message on Friday, Nawaz said the enemies of the country wanted to destabalise it through terrorism. He said such forces would be courageously countered with the help of people and they would be eliminated. He said that there was complete freedom to everyone in the country to practise his religion and the government would ensure complete security at the worship places irrespective of their religious belonging. The PML-N leader directed the Punjab chief minister to nab the true culprits. He expressed satisfaction that one of the terrorists was killed and another was arrested who would help the government reach the responsible figures. He condoled with the victims’ families and prayed for the early recovery of the injured.
Shahbaz; Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif on Friday condemned the incidents of terrorism at the worship places in Model Town and Garhi Shahu. He said the whole nation was grieving over the bloodshed and the incidents had reasserted the need for eliminating extremism and terrorism to achieve national objectives. He was talking to journalists at the Chief Ministerís Secretariat about the terror attacks. Shahbaz said he monitored the operation against terrorists and was in constant contact with the inspector general of police. He said police and Elite Force personnel had displayed exemplary courage to overpower terrorists and some police officials were also injured. He said a terrorist had been arrested and he should be interrogated on scientific lines. He said the terroristís arrest would help unearth the motives behind the attacks. He directed the Punjab IGP and the authorities concerned to present a preliminary report by night so that further measures could be taken.
The chief minister said every effort would be made for the elimination of terrorism and the administration and law-enforcement agencies are fully alert to render any sacrifice for in this regard. He said incidents of terrorism had saddened people not only of Lahore but of the whole country and he equally shared the grief of the bereaved families.