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June 21st, 2010

Front page of ‘Mashriq’ (8th) September 1974

At this link you can view a pdf file of the front page coverage in the Pakistani Urdu newspaper Mashriq on the day after Ahmadis were declared non-Muslim on 7 September 1974. I remember such front pages from that time.

(Acknowledgements to a Qadiani Jamaat member who has circulated this.)

The small print is faily readable on magnification.

Listen to Bhutto’s statement in the Assembly:

“Amidst the echo of fervent applause by members of the Assembly, the Prime Minister said: Islam is our faith. As far as the People’s Party is concerned, it considers Islam as above all else.”

and then only two lines later he said:

“The People’s Party has pledged to adopt the economic principles of Socialism.”

The same party which “considers Islam as above all”!

The news states that the National Assembly, and also the Senate, passed this resolution unanimously. Is there any other example from any country of the world where a measure was passed unanimously? Even tyrants and dictators claim to win in their countries by, say 95%, but never 100%.

5 Responses to “Front page of ‘Mashriq’ (8th) September 1974”

  1. The Urdu newspaper linked above – left side columns, mentions that Ahmed Raza Kasuri walked out during the discussions of the bill. I am not sure if he voted.
    I recall that Abdul Wali Khan (chief of ANP) also walked out at some stage. Again, I am not sure if he voted either.

  2. June 22nd, 2010 at 11:33 am
    From Zahid Aziz:

    Link to Wikipedia on Ahmad Raza Kusari.

    Could he be related to Ghulam Muhay-ud-Din Kasuri, general secretary of Anjuman Himayat-i Islam Lahore, and friend of Dr Mirza Yaqub Baig sahib?

  3. Ghulam Ghus Hazarvi
    He was member of National Assembly. His statement is also published in Urdu newspaper linked above.

    He was Imam-Masjid, of main mosque, in Mansehra. He was a man of short stature but quite a fiery speaker. My grand father lived in that town and was friend of Khan Bahadur Ghulam Rabbani Khan sahib. Khan sahib was elder of Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement and one time Mubaligh at Woking. My father and my grandfather went for Friday prayer and were in the first row, in GG Hazarvi mosque. My father until then had not done the ba’it and had not joined LAM. In that Friday khutba GG Hazarvi used nasty language for Khan sahib.  According to my father, my grandfather got up during the khutba and pulled down GG Hazarvi from pulpit, threw him on floor and started beating him. I must say, I’m proud of my grandfather. It is different story he turned against my father when his own son accepted HMGA as mamur-min-Allah. Despite this my grandfather all his life remained a good friend of Khan sahib, and was his supporter when he (Khan sahib) campaigned on Muslim League ticket.
    Ahmad Raza Kasuri
    According to Abdul Mannan Omar sahib, the SHO (police official) in police station where Ahmad Raza Kasuri filed the FIR (complaint report), on murder of his father, was Qadiani Ahmadi. After filing the complaint and making entry SHO took the document/ register home. I don’t know if it is legal to do that or not. In one of his TV interview Mr. Kasuri did mention that he sent the FIR for safe custody outside the Pakistan, probably UK. 

  4. The anti-Islam vote in the Netherlands elections

    See this link

    My following comment in that blog awaits moderation:

    In Pakistan people who cannot defend 2nd constitutional amendment on moral grounds say, “in democracy majority is the authority; this happens in democracy; if you don’t like it leave the country” etc.

    I wonder what Pakistanis will say if God forbid Dutch parliamant bans Holy Quran or its some verses and chapters with parliamantary consenses in a democratic way?

  5. June 23rd, 2010 at 12:20 pm
    From Zahid Aziz:

    In India for many decades militant Hindus have been going to court asking for the Quran to be banned on grounds of promoting violence against them.

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