Irfan Siddiqui, a close-aide of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, held a friendly meeting with the chief of ASWJ, a Deobandi takfiri outfit that was declared proscribed by the government of Pakistan’s interior ministry. ASWJ is nothing but Sipah-e-Sahaba and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi with a new name and said two outfits were also banned for their terrorist activities across Pakistan.
The picture of the friendly meeting in Islamabad showed officials from Islamabad Police also were present. Irfan Siddiqui and Islamabad Police officials sat like obedient servants of notorious Deobandi takfiri ringleader Ludhianvi who posed like their boss. Hence, it was boss-subordinates meeting as well.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appointed Irfan Siddiqui as his special advisor on national affairs. His pro-takfiris sentiments are now unknown to Pakistani nation. ASWJ/Sipah-e-Sahaba and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi are known by the terrorism experts as Punjabi Taliban. Their affiliation with al-Qaeda is also a known fact. Malik Ishaq, co-founder of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi is now ASWJ’s vice president that means deputy leader after Ahmed Ludhianvi in his ASWJ. LeJ publicly claimed responsibility for genocide against Shia Muslims and other major terrorist attacks.
Shia Muslims and allied Sunnis condemned the PMLN government’s pro-takfiri mindset saying that alliance and friendly meetings with ASWJ’s terrorists vindicated the stance of all those critics of PMLN and its governments who still believe Nawaz Sharif as Mulla Omar of Pakistan.
Shiites have asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to clarify his position and his party and government’s position on the proscribed ASWJ and such other takfiri outfits who the government banned for terrorism but their leaders are being accorded “legitimacy” by PMLN high-profile figures including federal interior minister Chaudhry Nisar, Punjab PMLN government’s Rana Mashood and Rana Sanaullah.